Category Archive for: ‘Announcements’

Cal/OSHA Revises COVID-19 Regulations Again

Cal/OSHA Revises COVID-19 Regulations Again The California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) and California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal OSHA”) made some important revisions to California’s definition of  “close contact” and to the expected 2-year extension of California’s COVID-19 regulations. The new Cal/OSHA regulations revise COVID-19 Regulations impacting Close Contact, Square Footage, and the 6 Foot/15 Minute Rule. …

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California Governor signs Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act

California Governor signs Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act Following up with a Law.360 report, Governor Gavin Newsome signed a new California law requiring employers to disclose salary ranges on job listings and could encourage many employers to voluntarily opt for transparency, attorneys say.  The law seems to be aimed at employee leasing companies that provide thousands of employees in …

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Estrada v Royalty Carpet Mills Creates Split of Authority in California Court of Appeal over PAGA Manageability Requirement

Estrada v Royalty Carpet Mills Creates Split of Authority in California Court of Appeal over PAGA Manageability Requirement Motions to strike PAGA claims have been many defense law firms’ favorite “flavor of the year” lately. From holding up a settlement or causing delays in a PAGA trial or worse, forcing your expert witness to testify multiple times to run up …

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Notice of increase In Local Minimum Wages throughout California

California employees are receiving a raise in numerous counties and cities throughout California. Their employers need to review their payment policies to ensure compliance with the various local minimum wage increases taking effect across California on July 1, 2021.  Here are 5 items employers must consider prior to the July 1, 2020 deadline: 1. Ensure the company understands where they …

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California Minimum Wage Increases Starting July 1, 2019

As many employees and employers are aware on July 1, 2019 several local minimum wage rates will increase, and two new local minimum wage ordinances for Alameda and Fremont County will go into effect.  Minimum Wage Increases The following cities and county will increase their minimum wage on July 1, 2019 to: Berkeley: $15.59/hour. Emeryville: $16.30/hour for businesses of all …

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Court Grants Class Certification for Group of Employees seeking Mileage Reimbursement

In a lawsuit brought by Brian Rogers and Amy Casey on behalf of themselves and similarly situated employees known as Brian Rogers , Amy Casey v. THD At Home Services dba Home Depot, et al, Case No. 5:14-cv-02069-JGB-SP, pending before the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the “Action”) Richard E. Quintilone II Esq. of Quintilone & …

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Notable Changes in California Employment Law for 2016

It is that time of year again for California employees to hear about the latest and greatest out of Sacramento and for California employers to revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2016, or shortly thereafter. This year there is something for everyone. A few …

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California State Minimum Wage Change is Effective July 1, 2014

Although many employees and employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, for those not paying attention (no pun intended) the California state minimum wage will increase to $9 an hour starting July 1, 2014 and up to $10 per hour by January 1, 2016 [SPACE] In July 2014, the minimum salary test for the Executive, Administrative, …

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New Employment Laws – New Wage Statement and Record Inspection Requirements

Employment Law Bills Signed AB 1598 Public Contracts: Public Works: Installation. Existing law defines the term “public works” for purposes of requirements regarding the payment of prevailing wages. Existing law generally defines “public works” to include construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work done under contract and paid for in whole or in part out of public funds. Existing law …

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