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To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That Will Be the Question

Whether it be a Hollywood mogul, a renowned politician or a formerly respected executive, it is clear from the Me Too and Time’s Up movements that the voices seeking and stands taken to uncover and prevent sexual harassment...more

California Appellate Court Rules that - Like Piece Rate Workers - Employees Paid Commissions Are Entitled to Separate Rest Break...

A California appellate court ruled on February 28, 2017, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC, that employees paid on a commission basis must be separately compensated for legally required rest breaks if their wages are...more

First Paid Sick Leave and Now you're Telling Me Some Employees May No Longer Be Exempt from Overtime

A series of changes and new rules at the state and federal level over the last few months have compelled employers to re-evaluate and update their policies and practices. One of the latest changes, which takes effect on...more

New Federal Overtime Exemption Rule Will Become Effective December 1, 2016

The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal law applicable to overtime compensation for employees. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced this week that the overtime rule changes it proposed in 2015 will become...more

California Court of Appeal Finds that Employers are Required to Reasonably Accommodate Even Non-disabled Employees

On April 4, 2016, the California Court of Appeal issued an unprecedented ruling in Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express that the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers to reasonably...more

California’s Fair Pay Act – New Law or Rebranding Existing Law?

Beginning January 1, 2016 California will indeed have a revised Labor Code Provision 1197.5 that could open the door to more litigation of claims based upon gender differentials in pay. The statute has a laudable goal:...more

Are You Keeping the Records Related to Your Company’s Selection Procedures? The EEOC is Watching...

Is your company aware that federal regulations require that employers retain certain personnel and employment records related to its selection procedures? A recent lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...more

The Clock is Ticking for California Employers to Comply with New Paid Sick Leave Requirements that Take Effect July 1, 2015

While the posting requirements for California’s new paid sick leave law under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA) took effect on January 1, 2015, the next step in the process – accrual of paid sick...more

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