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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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California Governor bestows Labor Day Gift to Fast Food Workers

Happy belated Labor Day, we were all off of work on September 5, 2022. Governor Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 257, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act [or “FAST Recovery Act”, on Monday, September 5, 2022. The new law establishes yet another committee, the Fast Food Sector Council [I hate most fast food but I’d love a seat at the burger table] to regulate California’s fast food restaurants

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California Supreme Court Requires Break Premiums be Paid at the Regular Rate

California Requires Break Premiums be Paid at an Employee’s Regular Rate

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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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Unites States Supreme Court Says Title VII Protects Gay Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court handed gay advocates a pivotal win Monday, ruling that a federal law banning gender bias protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity.  In California, state law expressly prohibits discrimination against any person because of his or her sexual orientation, which means actual or perceived “heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality.” See the California Fair Employment …

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California Questions About Returning to Work – We Have Answers

As employers in Orange County and the rest of California get back to business, employees have questions, including whether they can (1) refuse to work if they feel unsafe and (2) what happens to the litany of unemployment benefits if they do; and (3) What is the Business Obligation to Protect the Employees? The short answer is you can lose …

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Former USC Linebacker Lamar Dawson and NCAA Student Athlete Not an Employee Under the FLSA and CA Labor Code

In Dawson v. NCAA (9th Cir. 17-15973 decided 8/12/19) the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a Division I college football player Lamar Dawson‘s claim that he was an employee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the PAC-12 Conference within the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act and California labor law and …

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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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California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act poses New Challenges

The California Attorney General and State Labor Commissioner issued two documents for California employers to address the California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450).  Attorney General Becerra issued an advisory providing an overview of and guidance on the privacy prescriptions under AB 450. DLSE Labor Commissioner Su also issued joint guidance on frequently asked questions to help employers and workers understand and comply with the new state …

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Nguyen v. Applied Medical – Arbitrator Decides Whether Class Claims Proceed

The Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, recently held in Nguyen v. Applied Medical, that the question of whether an arbitration clause in an employment agreement contemplates class claims is a question for the arbitrator to decide, not the Superior Court. The Class Action Complaint On September 30, 2014, Da Loc Nguyen filed a putative class action complaint against Applied Medical …

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