California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

The latest litigation trends, court decisions, & issues on California Employment Law

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Five steps to prepare for July 2017 local minimum wage increases in California

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, California Legislation Update, Exempt Employees, Wage & Hour Law
Many cities and counties across California are set to increase their minimum wages in July 2017, and employers need to start preparing now.  For example, Los Angeles City and County are increasing the minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees to $12 per hour on July 1, 2017 (currently at $10.50 per hour).… Continue Reading

Are you ready for the increase in minimum wage? Join us for a mid-year update on employment and corporate issues.

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, California Legislation Update, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Exempt Employees, Expense Reimbursement, New Cases, Technology & Law, Wage & Hour Law, Wrongful Termination
My firm is conducting a webinar on Thursday June 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for a mid-year update on emerging employment law issues and the newly enacted LLC statute effecting most California Limited Liability Companies.  For more information and to register, please complete the form below:  … Continue Reading

5 compliance issues California employers need to audit at least once a year

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, New Cases, Wage & Hour Law
Your company has updated its employee handbook, but the work is not over in California. Here are a few reminders of additional steps employers should review after conducting a handbook update and on a periodic basis. Of course this list is not comprehensive, but it comprises of a few items that sometimes take a backseat… Continue Reading

Stephen Colbert Provides Reminder That Family Medical Leave Is Not A Laughing Matter

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Exempt Employees
It may come as a surprise, but Stephen Colbert is human, and like the rest of us, has a mother. He has taken a leave of absence from his show to apparently spend time with his ailing mother. An article I read recently notes how Colbert’s leave could trigger family medical leave. I thought the article… Continue Reading

California Supreme Court Likely to Issue Ruling in Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court Soon

Posted in Class Actions, Meal and Rest Breaks, New Cases, Wage & Hour Law
Today, the California Supreme Court set oral argument in Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum) to take place on November 8, 2011. The Court typically provides a ruling on cases within 90 days of oral argument, so I expect a ruling very early in 2012. This case is the much anticipated ruling on whether employers… Continue Reading

New Law Makes It Illegal To Impersonate Others On Social Networking Sites

Posted in California Legislation Update, Technology & Law
Among the seven hundred or so new laws that took effect on January 1, 2011 is SB 1411 that makes it a misdemeanor for anyone to impersonate another on the internet “for the purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person.” The bill, which was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger, adds section 528.5… Continue Reading