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Employment Law

2021 Legislative Summary, Employment Law – Part 4

December 23, 2021 by , , , , , and

We are presenting our annual Legislative Summary of Employment Law in four parts this year. This is Part Four. Penalties for Violating the PECC (SB 270) In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus… Read More

2021 Legislative Summary, Employment Law – Part 2

December 15, 2021 by , , , , , and

We are presenting our annual Legislative Summary of Employment Law in four parts this year. This is Part Two. Cal/OSHA Enforcement Powers Beefed Up (SB 606) SB 606 significantly increases Cal/OSHA’s enforcement powers. SB 606… Read More

2021 Legislative Summary, Employment Law – Part 1

December 13, 2021 by , , , , , and

We are presenting our annual Legislative Summary of Employment Law in four parts this year. This is Part One. Scope of “Family” Expanded for Family Leave (AB 1033) The California Family Rights Act, like the… Read More

Pay for Missed Breaks Not Limited to Base Pay

October 25, 2021 by

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the one hour of pay that employees are due for missed meal and rest breaks must be paid at the employee’s “regular rate of pay” – that is,… Read More

California’s Gig Worker Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional

September 8, 2021 by

California workers have scored a major victory in the fight against the erosion of labor protections in the gig economy. Last November, California voters approved Proposition 22 with 59% of the vote after a $225… Read More

Double Check the Math: Courts Clarify What Employers Must Include on Wage Statements

July 26, 2021 by

The California Labor Code requires employers when issuing employee paychecks to include itemized wage statements with detailed information about how the wages were calculated, as well as a listing of the hours worked at each… Read More

“Charter” Counties Allowed to Unilaterally Recoup Employee Overpayments

March 5, 2021 by

Generally, California employers can only deduct salary overpayments from an employee’s paycheck with the employee’s consent or with a court order obtained through the wage garnishment process. But a California appellate court has now ruled… Read More

2021 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY, EMPLOYMENT LAW PART 3

February 26, 2021 by , , , , , , , and

Independent Contractor Status Proposition 22, App-Based Transportation and Delivery Companies Exempt from Providing Employee Benefits to Certain Drivers – California voters approved Prop. 22, which now allows application-based transportation and delivery companies that provide ride-share… Read More

2021 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY, EMPLOYMENT LAW PART 2

February 19, 2021 by , , , , , , , and

Protected Leave SB 1383, Expansion of Family Rights Act – This bill dramatically expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to apply to most employers and cover additional reasons for leave. Under existing law, CFRA… Read More

2021 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY, EMPLOYMENT LAW PART 1

February 12, 2021 by , , , , , , , and

We are presenting our annual Legislative Summary of Employment Law in three parts this year. Part 1, below, addresses COVID-19 development; Part 2 will address protected-leave developments; and Part 3 will address independent contractor and… Read More