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Negotiating the Maze of Overlapping Leave Laws

by Payne & Fears on

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

Sick of It Yet? The DLSE Issued New Paid Sick Leave FAQs

Paid sick leave remains an epidemic that won’t quit. Since California enacted the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (Cal. Lab. Code § 245, et seq.) (“California Paid Sick Leave”), paid sick leave laws have...more

The California Edition of the Employment & Labor Newsletter

by Wilson Elser on

The following is a brief recap of the bills Governor Brown signed in 2016 that have added new laws to the books and modified existing laws affecting California employers. Employers should consult with counsel to ensure...more

Paid Sick Leave: Coming to a Town Near You

You are likely familiar with the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (“AB 1522”), which entitles California employees to use at least 24 hours of paid sick leave per year and caps accruals at 48 hours. However, you...more

California Labor Commissioner’s Opinion on Calculating Paid Sick Leave for Certain Employees

by Weintraub Tobin on

On October 11, 2016, the California Department of Industrial Relations (“Labor Commissioner”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the method of calculation for paid sick leave under Labor Code section 246 (the “Healthy...more

The Fault Line Running Under “No Fault” Attendance Policies

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Many employers have “no fault” attendance policies in place to manage employee absenteeism. Are these policies putting California employers on shaky ground? Read on... “No fault” attendance policies...more

Beginning July 1, 2016, Employees Working in the City of Los Angeles Will Gain Enhanced Paid Sick Leave Rights

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On June 2, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law Ordinance Nos. 184319 and 184320 (“Ordinances”), which create enhanced paid sick leave rights for employees working within the City of Los Angeles. Beginning on...more

Governor Brown Signs New Minimum Wage Increase Into Law

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

On April 4, 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 3, a bill which will gradually increase minimum wages in California in a manner that is very similar to the Los Angeles ordinance, except that the state increases will not...more

New Employment Laws for California Public Employers

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As in years past, 2016 brings important changes to employment laws in California — a state that continues to be a challenging environment for employers. Employment issues ranging from healthy workplaces and gender...more

Best in Law: Key Changes in Employment Laws for 2016

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Partner Cynthia Germano shares the year’s most notable employment-related laws in the Press-Enterprise. A number of California labor and employment laws went into effect on New Year’s Day that employers are tasked with...more

New California Labor and Employment Laws for 2016

by Holland & Knight LLP on

As in recent years, the California Legislature passed and Gov. Jerry Brown signed numerous labor and employment bills into law in 2015. Each become effective on Jan. 1, 2016, unless otherwise stated. This Alert highlights the...more

Legislative Developments Affecting California Employers In 2016

This year has brought many changes that will impact all California employers. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes some of the most important employment law developments that will...more

Employment Law Reporter – December 2015/January 2016

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

New Laws for 2016 - Thousands of laws are introduced each year at the state and federal level. While only a fraction of these become law, tracking the most important laws can be a daunting task. But never fear, we have...more

For California Employers, New Year Brings New Restrictions—Along With a Few Silver Linings

In 2015, the California legislature undoubtedly took aim at employers with piecemeal legislation covering everything from cheerleaders (who are now employees by statute) to gender-based pay differentials—the latter with what...more

Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act Clarified

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Assembly Bill 304 was enacted on an emergency basis shortly after California’s paid sick leave law, known as the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, became effective on July 1, 2015. There were good reasons for...more

New Law Provides Expanded Child Care and School Leave Rights for Employees

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Senate Bill 579 expands Labor Code Section 230.8, providing additional circumstances under which employers with 25 or more employees must provide school or child care activities leave. Beginning January 1, 2016, employees may...more

California Enacts a Raft of New Employment Legislation

The latest legislative session has just ended, and, true to form, the California Legislature has added more than a dozen new laws affecting employers doing business in the nation’s largest state.  These statutes are in...more

2015 California Labor and Employment Legislation Update: It’s Final!

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

October 11, 2015, was Governor Brown’s last day to sign bills the California Legislature presented to him following the first year of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session. Below is a summary of what did and did not make Governor...more

2015 California Labor and Employment Legislation Update: The End (of Session) Is Near…

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The California Legislature adjourned Friday evening, September 11, to close its 2015-16 Legislative Session. It sent a number of employment-related bills to Governor Brown for consideration by his October 11, 2015 deadline to...more

Executive Order Will Impose Paid Sick Leave Requirement on Federal Contractors

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to provide paid sick leave to employees. For federal contract actions on or after January 1, 2017, the...more

Best in Law: Five Survival Tips for Navigating the Sick Leave Law

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

BB&K attorneys Sarah Mohammadi and Elizabeth Han discuss the new sick leave law in this month’s Press-Enterprise Best in Law column. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (AB 1522), commonly referred to as the...more

Recent Opinion Letter Raises Questions Regarding California's Paid Leave Law

by FordHarrison on

California employers are now facing another hurdle in their efforts to comply with state's paid leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, in light of a recent opinion letter from the state agency that...more

Employment Law - August 2015

California Sick Leave Law Gets Updates - Why it matters: California's Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act just took effect on July 1 but Governor Jerry Brown has already signed into law tweaks to the statute....more

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2015

by Fenwick & West LLP on

New Amendments Clarify California Paid Sick Leave - This month, the California Legislature enacted AB 304, an urgency measure that became effective on July 13 and provides much needed clarity on various aspects of...more

California Paid Sick Leave Law Amendments: Effective Immediately

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On July 13, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law urgency legislation amending the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which generally requires employers to provide paid sick leave to almost all...more

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