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Ms. Flynn believes her attorneys and staff should come from a wide range of legal backgrounds and experience. She provides a workplace that is team-oriented and works together to bring the best results to her clients.

California Minimum Wage Changes in 2020

For 2020, the state of California is increasing the minimum wage to $13, a dollar more than the minimum wage in 2019. Although this is a part of California’s plan for a $15 minimum wage by 2023, several cities within California have established their own minimum wage laws, a few of which have already surpassed [...]

California Minimum Wage Changes in 20202020-01-17T13:20:07-08:00

4 Steps to Handling a Search Warrant

Picture this: you are at your company when you hear a commotion outside. You see a team of law enforcement officers abruptly enter with a search warrant in hand and begin searching your premises. What should you do? To help business owners navigate scenarios like this, we put together a quick guide of what you [...]

4 Steps to Handling a Search Warrant2020-01-17T13:21:26-08:00

Have You Updated Your Privacy Policy Lately?

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) will officially go into effect. Businesses must ensure they comply with the proposed regulations in the upcoming new year or face civil damages that could total up to $1 million. For those who need a quick refresher, the CCPA aims to give California [...]

Have You Updated Your Privacy Policy Lately?2020-01-10T10:48:56-08:00

The Key to a Successful Employee Evaluation

Not many supervisors enjoy doing employee evaluations.  Too often evaluations are considered painful and time consuming.  However, they are an important opportunity to provide employees with constructive feedback that can help them succeed in their career and workplace.  Additionally, providing employees with honest feedback and direction promotes efficiency and increases morale that can translate to [...]

The Key to a Successful Employee Evaluation2020-01-10T11:46:14-08:00

How Slack Is Changing the Workplace

In the recent years, Slack, a popular instant-messaging team collaboration tool, has seen huge growth with 6 million U.S. workers reported using the service in 2018. Its popularity comes from the ease at which employees can communicate with others and its seamless integration with popular online services like Google Suite and Dropbox. Slack offers multiple [...]

How Slack Is Changing the Workplace2020-01-10T10:45:54-08:00

Hiring Healthcare Help: When You Are an In-Home Employer

If you or a loved one needs in-home help, you can either seek a caregiver through an agency, or hire one directly. Hiring through an agency involves less paperwork, but it is not the right solution for everyone. Agencies often charge more to cover their overhead and profits, so you may be able to hire [...]

Hiring Healthcare Help: When You Are an In-Home Employer2020-01-10T10:44:38-08:00

Do You Let Your Employees Sit Down at Work?

Having employees sit down on the job may no longer be something employers frown upon. However, under California law, it may be a legal requirement. A nine-year legal battle over the provision of seating for cashiers ended in Walmart paying out a $65 million settlement in early October 2018. The settlement also resulted in a [...]

Do You Let Your Employees Sit Down at Work?2020-01-08T14:24:26-08:00

What Is Your Company’s Policy for Holiday Pay?

As the holidays are approaching, now is a good time to go over the rules regarding holidays and pay. As a general rule, many employers in California give employees either the day off with pay (“paid holiday”) or give extra pay for hours worked similar to overtime pay (“holiday pay”). However, neither federal law, nor [...]

What Is Your Company’s Policy for Holiday Pay?2020-01-08T14:26:10-08:00

How Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) Will Affect Independent Contractors in 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), into law which, effective January 1, 2020, could potentially reclassify millions of independent contractors as employees and significantly reform the future of independent workforces in California. AB5 codifies the landmark April 2018 decision in the Dynamex case (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of [...]

How Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) Will Affect Independent Contractors in 20202020-01-08T14:27:51-08:00

LISTEN: What’s New in California Employment Law for 2020?

I was invited as a guest on Exit Coach Radio to discuss the newest employment law changes for California employers to know, focusing particularly on the most important of all – AB5. AB5 codifies and expands the Dynamex “ABC” test. Currently, the Dynamex test considers all workers to be employees and permits the classification of [...]

LISTEN: What’s New in California Employment Law for 2020?2020-01-08T14:29:46-08:00
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