Best Practices For California Employers

As reported previously on this blog, the minimum wage for California’s fast-food operators will increase to $20 per hour on April 1, 2024 under AB 1228.  The new law applies to national fast food chains, which are defined as “limited-service restaurants consisting of more than 60 establishments nationally that share a common brand, or that

With the enactment of Senate Bill 553 and the upcoming implementation of California Labor Code section 6401.9 on July 1, 2024, California employers will be required to implement additional measures for workplace safety. This legislation compels most non-health care related businesses to review and develop certain workplace violence measures by mandating the creation, execution, and

Being named as a defendant in a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) or class action lawsuit can be overwhelming, especially for a quickly growing company. However, with planning, a company can minimize the impact of the litigation on its existing operations and put forth the best defense.

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In recent developments across the United States, a significant shift is underway regarding the value and necessity of college degrees. At the heart of this transformation are legislative and executive efforts aimed at reevaluating the traditional emphasis on bachelor’s degrees for job eligibility. Amidst these governmental actions to potentially limit employer’s ability to require a

Employers had until February 14, 2024 under the newly enacted AB 1076 to provide written notices to employees who were subject to a noncompetition agreement that these agreements were void (unless an exception applied).  With California passing this and other laws, prohibiting noncompetition agreements, what measures do employers have to protect their confidential information, and

Under existing law, the California Health and Safety Code requires all food handlers to obtain a food handler card that meets certain training and testing requirements.  Effective January 1, 2024, SB 476 requires employers pay for the costs associated with the training and testing, in addition to paying the employee for the time associated with

As we embark on the year 2024, California’s employment law landscape is poised to continue to present an unfriendly environment for employers. This article proffers some predictions for California employment law in 2024, examining potential legislation and emerging legal trends. Here are a few likely scenarios the Golden State might have in store for employers

Labor Commissioner hearings can be a stressful ordeal. However, with some planning and understanding about the process, employers can set themselves up for the best possible outcome. Here are a few pointers about the strategy during Labor Commissioner hearings, and items to remember while completing the process.

1. Be courteous to everyone during the process.