Best Practices For California Employers

I was joined by restaurant owner and entrepreneur Madelyn Alfano to discuss how she built Maria’s Italian Kitchen, a successful restaurant with multiple locations in the Los Angeles area, her perspective on entrepreneurship and leading a business, and how she navigated COVID-19.  Madelyn and I have very similar outlooks on the entrepreneurship mindset, competition,

Written by Veenita Raj

With the shortage of candidates available for hire, especially in the hospitality industry, many employers are having to expand their pool of qualified candidates to include minors. There are, however, special rules and regulations that employers must follow if planning to hire minors.  While the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA)

Today, June 29, 2021, Cal/OSHA published a revised COVID-19 Model Prevention Program that reflect the changes made to the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) on June 17, 2021.

The revised COVID-19 Model Prevention Program can be downloaded from Cal/OSHA’s website here.

Most employers in California are required to establish and implement an effective written COVID-19

California employers need to review their practices and policies to ensure compliance with the various local minimum wage increases taking effect across California on July 1, 2021.  Here are five items employers should consider prior to the July 1 deadline:

1. Ensure the company understands which city and county they are located within.

Many of

California employers have many obligations under the Labor Code to create and maintain time records.  However, the Labor Code does not address many specific issues about time keeping systems and employers moving to electronic records.  While employers have not yet started to use the blockchain to record employee’s time and report pay information to employees

On June 3, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board met again to vote on new proposed revisions to the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). As we discussed here, the Standards Board did not vote on the revisions on May 20, as originally planned. A draft of the new proposed revisions was posted on May 28

In November of 2020, Cal/OSHA came out with the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), which we covered here. The ETS provided guidance to employers in regard to developing workplace safety policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and required employers to draft written COVID-19 Prevention Programs. Since then, the ETS has been updated to

With the increased interest in cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, the employment lawyer in me started thinking about whether it would be legal for employers to pay employees in cryptocurrency.  NFL player Sean Culkin was already one-step ahead of me, and last month said he may want his $920,000 salary from the Kansas City Chiefs