The holiday season is upon us again, and some companies consider closing their operations during all or part of a holiday week. Companies planning a shutdown during all or part of any holiday week should consider the effect...more
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to expand the state’s 2002 paid family leave law to provide partial wages for employees who take time off to care for certain seriously ill relatives. Existing California law...more
California has amended Cal. Lab. Code § 218.5 to limit the circumstances under which an employer may recover its attorney’s fees and costs as the prevailing party in a lawsuit in which an employee has sued for nonpayment of...more
California Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed into law numerous bills that will impact California employers. The most notable new California statutes, and one new San Francisco Ordinance, are summarized below. All...more
On September 25, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 10 into law, raising California’s minimum wage from $8 per hour today to $10 per hour by 2016.
The bill will raise the minimum wage in two separate one-dollar...more
Employers sometimes pay workers more than the federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires. Of course, some do so as a matter of choice.
However, in other situations, this happens because management misunderstands what...more
Currently, through California’s Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) insurance program, workers may collect up to six weeks of partial wage replacement benefits while taking leave under the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) or...more
Gov. Brown has signed into law a measure that will increase California’s minimum wage from $8.00 per hour to $9.00 per hour on July 1, 2014, and to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2016. So, California employers must prepare for...more
New laws affecting reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, leave for employees with immediate family in the armed forces, and wage payment and responses to lien notifications take effect on October 1....more
Mexico’s new Federal Labor Law (FLL) took effect on December 1, 2012. The reform seeks to modernize Mexico’s labor law. The new FLL’s major, employment related amendments include increased regulation of outsourcing jobs,...more
If New York Senators Kevin S. Parker and Ruth Hassell-Thompson have their way, Senate Bill 2626 will require New York employers with one or more employees to provide their employees with paid sick leave - defined as an...more
Welcome to the latest edition of the International Employment Law Review, presented by Dechert’s Labor and Employment Practice. In this issue, we examine the most significant employment law developments of the year thus far...more
After the Mayans failed to predict the end of the world on December 21, 2012, it became apparent that California employers would have to comply with a string of new laws that take effect on January 1, 2013. Here is a summary...more