October 23, 2019
Earlier this month, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 51 ("AB 51"), which prohibits employers from requiring applicants and employees to arbitrate as a condition of employment, continued employment, or the receipt of an employment-related benefit.
August 21, 2018
Employee complaints are virtually inevitable, but the effort that an employer invests in prevention will pay dividends. Employers can avoid many of the common employee claims that we see filed in state and federal courts daily by taking preventative steps to treat their workforce correctly and in compliance with federal, state, and local law.
March 13, 2018
Most California employers are already aware that when they calculate an employee’s overtime rate, the employer must include all forms of pay made to the employee. Recently, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion clarifying how the overtime rate must be calculated when an employee is paid a flat sum bonus in a single pay period, when that flat sum bonus is not tied to an incentive for each hour the employee works.
October 26, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown recently approved AB168, which will prohibit California employers from asking job applicants about their prior salary history and benefits.
May 30, 2017
Employee lawsuits are extremely active in California, and small businesses are not immune. Understanding and complying with employment laws is more important than ever. Following is a list of things a small business should be doing to reduce the chance of employee liability: