Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

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San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
Phone: (415) 835-9000
Fax: (415) 834-0443
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  • Construction Law
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
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Update on New York Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

Since our May 7 Blog Post covering new sexual harassment legal requirements for New York State employers, on May 9, NY City Mayor De Blasio signed a series of Bills further altering the sexual harassment landscape for employers…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

NY State Ups the Ante on #TimesUp for Employers

In response to the #Metoo movement and the increased national dialogue regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, the State of New York (and, subject to signature by Mayor De Blasio, NY City as well) have issued sweeping new…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

“Back of House” Tip Pooling Could Land California Employers in Hot Water

As mentioned in our blog post on the Department of Labor’s (“Department”) new opinion letters clarifying aspects of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), April has seen a lot of changes and clarifications to the FLSA. One topic…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

April Snow Brings Employers Flurry of FLSA Guidance

April is already 17 days old and Washington D.C. is still under threat of snow – but bad weather has brought with it a flurry of action surrounding the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In addition to the United States Supreme…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

In the Ninth Circuit, the Equal Pay Act’s Catchall Exception No Longer Catches Salary History

Recent years have seen rising movements aimed towards closing the gender wage gap. In fact, you may notice employees wearing red today for national #EqualPayDay…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Service Advisors at Automobile Dealerships are Exempt from Overtime Under the FLSA

On April 2, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, No. 16-1362, holding that service advisors at automobile dealerships are exempt under section 13(b)(10) of the Fair Labor…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Growing Trend: 2nd and 6th Circuits Join 7th in Holding that Gay and Transgender Persons are Protected Under Title VII’s Ban on Sex Discrimination

It has been a busy few weeks in the federal courts regarding the development of gay and transgender employment discrimination law. On March 7, 2018, the Sixth Circuit held that Title VII’s prohibitions on sex discrimination…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employers in the Age of #MeToo: Proactive Steps for Reducing Sexual Misconduct

I recently attended a conference session on cybersecurity. The panelists noted that, while organizations may be using best practices now, there is a possibility that a hacker hid something on the organization’s server years ago…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Update on News Reports of H-1B Changes

Hello, clients and friends of the firm. Happy New Year! It looks like 2018 will be another very interesting year for immigration lawyers…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

SEC Brings Enforcement Actions Against Promoters of Initial Coin Offerings

Throughout the latter half of 2017, the SEC became increasingly focused on regulating securities law violations involving blockchain technology and initial coin offerings. A blockchain is an electronic distributed ledger…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

NLRB Reverses Browning-Ferris and Re-Establishes More Limited Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status

On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”) decided Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. and Brandt Construction Co. (“Hy-Brand”), reversing its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Boeing Company: In a Win for Employers, NLRB Dumps the “Reasonably Construe” Standard for Determining Whether Employee Handbooks’ Violate NLRA Rights

On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) – the entity responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) – overturned a handbook standard that has been plaguing employers for more than…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

PAGA Actions Still Cannot Be Individually Arbitrated: the U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Iskanian; Other Employment Arbitration Decisions on the Horizon

On October 16, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the California Court of Appeal’s 2016 decision in Tanguilig v. Bloomingdale’s, Inc. At least for now then, the California Supreme Court’s 2012 decision in Iskanian…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

Employment Considerations During Natural Disasters

Tragic events such as the fires currently affecting both Northern and Southern California often leave employers unable to run business as usual. Be it property damage or safety concerns, this disruption in business can leave…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Does Title VII Prohibit Employment Discrimination Against Gay and Transgender Persons? Jeff Sessions Says No, but the Supreme Court Will Likely Weigh In

On October 4th, in a memo to all U.S. Attorneys and heads and federal agencies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as a matter of law, does not prohibit employment…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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