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Parental Leave Extended to Employees of Smaller Companies

Senate Bill 63 significantly expands job-protected leave for millions of Californians. The new law allows employees who work for a company with 20 or more employees within a 75-mile radius to take up to 12 weeks of leave to...more

New EEOC Lawsuit Highlights the Danger of Providing Unequal Benefits to New Parents Based Upon Gender

On August 30, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced that it filed a lawsuit against cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, alleging the company's parental leave program illegally discriminates against...more

Key California Employment Law Cases: April 2017

This month’s key California employment law cases involve wage and hour and discrimination issues. Wage & Hour - Batze v. Safeway, Inc., 10 Cal. App. 5th 440, 216 Cal. Rptr. 3d 390 (2017) - Summary: While determination of...more

Negotiating the Maze of Overlapping Leave Laws [Video]

Our experienced employment lawyers review major federal and California laws regarding employee leaves of absence and how they impact employers in 2017 and beyond. Topics include: • Creating a checklist for handling requests...more

Expansion of San Francisco's Paid Parental Leave

The new year brought to San Francisco the most comprehensive parental leave law offered anywhere in the country. Under the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (PPLO), when covered employees use California paid family...more

Update: Los Angeles "Ban-the-Box" Legislation

In January, we issued an Employment Alert regarding Los Angeles's new "Ban-the-Box" law, known as the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, which went into effect on January 22, 2017. The law restricts inquiry into...more

[Webinar] Employment Law Webinar: Negotiating the Maze of Overlapping Leave Laws - March 22nd, 10:00am PST

Please join us March 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. PST for an employment law presentation on overlapping leave laws. Our experienced employment lawyers will review major federal and California laws regarding employee leaves of...more

Commission-Only Employees Entitled to Separately Paid Rest Periods

A California Court of Appeal recently ruled that employers who pay their non-exempt sales employees on commission must separately compensate them for mandatory rest periods. All California employers with commission-based...more

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