Employment Law Blogs2021-02-04T14:33:23-08:00

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Understanding Overtime Pay Laws in 2023

As a business owner, keeping up with labor laws and regulations is essential, especially when it comes to understanding overtime work. One important aspect to grasp is that overtime pay laws apply differently to exempt and non-exempt employees. An employee is considered exempt if they meet two requirements: 1) they receive a salary, and 2) their job duties fall into an exempt classification. On January 1, 2023, the minimum salary threshold in California increased to $64,480. Let’s take a look at an up-to-date summary of the current overtime pay laws and share some helpful tips on how to make sure [...]

By |May 19th, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|

2023 CAL/OSHA Regulations That Employers Need To Know

As a California employer, it is essential to understand the role of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, commonly known as Cal/OSHA, and its impact on your business. Cal/OSHA is responsible for enforcing regulations to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for employees across the state. In a constantly evolving regulatory landscape, staying up-to-date with the latest Cal/OSHA regulations is crucial to maintaining a compliant and safe work environment. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the key 2023 Cal/OSHA regulations, covering new COVID-19 workplace guidelines and changes in reporting and record-keeping requirements as well [...]

By |April 17th, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|

What to Know About the California Local Minimum Wage Increase

California’s minimum wage has steadily increased over the last several years. There was an overall increase in minimum wage applied across the state in January and July of 2022, and more recently, the statewide minimum wage has increased again on January 1, 2023, from $15 to $15.50. Additionally, some California employers are subject to specific local minimum wage ordinances that are higher than the state minimum wage.  To prepare your business and stay up to date with the minimum wage changes in your municipality, please review the following rate updates:  California New Minimum Wage Increases Below is a list of California’s [...]

By |April 11th, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|

Giving job candidates personality tests? If so, you may want to think again.

Legal Issues and Concerns Related to Personality Testing in the Hiring Process Finding the perfect employee is not an easy task in today’s competitive market. Employers used to settle for standard job applications. These days employers are using various selection and auditioning methods during the interview process. One of these methods is requiring job candidates to undergo personality tests, ranging from overt integrity tests to others which are personality-oriented or taken in clinical settings – thought to provide certain benefits and insights into the character and personality of a potential hire. However, you must carefully weigh the risks associated [...]

By |April 4th, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , , , |

COVID-19 Rules & Regulations In The Workplace in 2023

COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed within the past year but the virus remains a top concern in the workplace. Employee apprehensions about health and safety measures vary drastically which has put many employers in potentially sticky situations both morally and legally. If you are an employer still grappling with questions like “can I require my employees to wear a mask in the office?” or “am I allowed to require full vaccination for employees?,” you are not the only one.  As we approach what will be the fourth year of the pandemic, various bills have been passed to offer guidelines for [...]

By |March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|

How AB5 Affects: Nannies and Domestic Workers

If you are considering hiring a nanny or home caregiver in California, or if you already employ one, it’s important to understand how the state’s labor laws impact your agreement. Specifically, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) affects the classification of domestic workers and requires employers to be diligent in setting up wage and hour requirements.  Though AB5 has been in effect for over 3 years, issues continue to arise for nannies, home caregivers, housekeepers, and other relative home-based jobs. Here is what household employers need to know about this pivotal law and the benefits that must be offered to avoid the [...]

By |March 21st, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|