Employment Law Blogs2023-11-02T13:48:32-07:00

Employment Law Blogs

Keeping you up to date.

Let Hackler Flynn Law keep you up to date on new California employment laws and regulations. We post frequently to keep our clients up to date so be sure to check back often.

The Future of PAGA in California

California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has been a cornerstone of employment law for plaintiffs across the state, giving employees the ability to file lawsuits against their California employers for labor code violations–whether that be late overtime wages or misclassification. However, Employers have long argued that PAGA is regularly abused, leading to frivolous lawsuits and excessive penalties. In response to these concerns, the California legislature introduced Assembly Bill 2288 (AB 2288), a bill seeking to add injunctive relief to PAGA claims. The bill recently passed the Assembly floor. If AB 2288 passes the Senate to become law, both the state [...]

By |June 11th, 2024|Categories: Employment Law|

2024 California Minimum Wage Update: What You Need to Know

As employers and workers adjust to the new year and new laws, it is crucial to understand recent changes to California’s minimum wage law.  In this blog post, we outline the key points employers should be aware of regarding the 2024 minimum wage increases across California.   Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2024 The general state minimum wage for all employers has increased from $15.50 to $16.00 per hour. This applies to businesses of all sizes, with a few notable industry-specific exceptions. Industry-Specific Increases Fast Food Restaurants: Starting April 1, 2024, the minimum wage for employees in covered fast food [...]

By |March 19th, 2024|Categories: Employment Law|

EEOC Guidelines on Harassment: Transforming Workplace Culture in 2024

In today's dynamic world of work, where the rules and rights are constantly shifting, a noteworthy update has come to the forefront, courtesy of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Recently, this federal agency took a pivotal step in shaping the landscape of employee rights and employer responsibilities. On October 2, 2023, the EEOC unveiled a comprehensive draft guidance known as “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace." The proposed guide outlines broad protections for LGBTQ+ employees and sets the stage for understanding bias claims related to abortion decisions. Furthermore, it addresses the complexities of the "virtual workplace," highlighting [...]

By |February 7th, 2024|Categories: Employment Law|

A Complete Guide to 2024 California Employment Law Updates

As each year passes, employment laws in California are constantly changing, and recent legal changes that took effect January 1, 2024, have introduced significant modifications that will impact employers. From cannabis protections to workplace violence to NDA agreements, now is the perfect time for California employers to set the tone for the year, stay informed about these changes, and take the necessary actions to not only ensure compliance, but maintain a healthy workplace environment. Let's take a dive into the key 2024 legal updates and their implications as they relate to California employment. New Cannabis Protections Since January 1, 2024, [...]

By |January 16th, 2024|Categories: Employment Law|

Implementing a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan in California

Employers in California are consistently adjusting to evolving laws and regulations to guarantee compliance and to prioritize the safety and wellness of their staff. An important shift is on the horizon: effective July 1, 2024, a substantial number of California employers will be required to create and implement a thorough Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP). This new requirement raises a host of potential challenges for employers. Employers must strike a balance between complying with their legal requirements and maintaining an atmosphere of collegiality and cooperation among their employees. This article examines ways for employers to successfully implement a WVPP without [...]

By |December 13th, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|

Staying Ahead: A Company’s Checklist for California’s 2024 Employment Law Updates

Employers must be aware of and revise their employment-related documents to reflect important changes to California and federal law, as recent decisions made by the NLRB and the 9th Circuit have been issued by the EEOC. One of a company’s most powerful ways to deter future litigation is by ensuring that its agreements, handbooks, and policies are legally compliant. In this blog post, we will explore the critical changes to both California and federal employment laws, recent pivotal decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the 9th Circuit, and the latest regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [...]

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