Best Practices For California Employers

I wanted to highlight a few issues on these topics that employers can use to start a self-audit that then can be used to save time and money when reviewing with an attorney.  As always, it is important to work with a qualified attorney to ensure compliance.

Five areas to audit regarding the hiring process

Happy holidays!  As the year comes to an end, I wanted to share five of the most popular articles, podcasts, and videos we created in 2019.  I hope followers found our content helpful in 2019, and, as always, if you have any suggestions for topics or areas to discuss in 2020, please let us know. 

Article by: Michael Thompson

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, a Los Angeles jury hit billionaire Alki David and two of his media companies, FilmOn and Alki David Productions, with an $8.25 million verdict on claims of battery, sexual battery, and sexual harassment brought by Mahim Khan, a former employee. After turkey and stuffing, the jury

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is getting some time to relax and enjoy some time with their families (and eat some great food).  Entering the holiday season, it is a good time to review employer’s obligations to accommodate requests for time off for holidays and best pay practices during holiday leaves.  This Friday’s Five covers

With new legal requirements facing California employers by January 1, 2020, this Friday’s Five focuses on five initial steps that employers can begin implementing now:

1. Minimum Wage and Exempt Employees Salary Threshold: Adjust pay levels for increasing minimum wage and ensure exempt employees are paid minimum threshold salaries to qualify as exempt.

  • Effective January

Fires are again affecting California and Los Angeles.  As of this morning, October 25, 2019, 50,000 people have been evacuated in northern Los Angeles County due to the Tick fire.  Given the evacuations and electrical grid shutdowns by Pacific Gas & Electric to prevent power lines from starting fires, employers need to understand their obligations