Best Practices For California Employers

California passed a wave of new laws in 2018 relating to the #metoo movement, many of which prohibit confidential settlement agreements or disclosure of allegations related to sexual harassment in the workplace.  This Friday’s Five post is a review of five areas impacted by these prohibitions of certain terms in settlement agreements, which illustrate the

Even though severance pay is not required under California law, employers facing disputes with exiting employees should consider offering severance pay in exchange for a release of claims in order to preempt potential litigation.  If an employee is at-will and either the employer or the employee decides to end the employment relationship, unless there is

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