Best Practices For California Employers

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.

As we enter 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 the holiday season.  This Friday’s Five covers five reminders for employers about holiday leaves and pay:

1. California employers are not required to provide employees time off

We recommend employers develop a separation checklist to ensure the company’s policies are followed as well as all applicable laws that pertain to the employer.  This article provides five issues employers should consider in developing a separation checklist for their company:

1. Documenting reason for termination

Employers should establish a protocol for documenting the reason

Employee terminations and resignations must be planned for in advance to avoid common pitfalls for California employers.  This Friday’s Five focuses on critical management and legal considerations during the separation process to minimize potential liability:

1. Documenting the reason for termination

What is the reason for termination? Is there a company policy that was violated?