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

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Staying Compliant with the Private Attorneys General Act – An Employer’s Cheat Sheet

In the ever-evolving landscape of labor laws, the recent amendments to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) have gained significant attention. With its roots in California law, PAGA plays an essential role in enforcing labor codes and protecting employees' rights. However, the latest ruling brought forward substantial changes to the act that demand urgent attention from employers for continued compliance. In this blog post, we’ll break down these changes, their significance, and answer some common questions that will in hopes provide a roadmap for employers to navigate this new terrain. What is PAGA and Why Does it Matter? Before diving [...]

By |August 3rd, 2023|Categories: Employment Law, Lawsuits|

Decoding Non-disparagement Requirements in Severance Agreements

In the ever-evolving sphere of employment law, staying updated with regulatory changes is not just essential—it's indispensable. Recent rulings on the implementation of non-disparagement clauses within severance agreements have spurred significant discussion and, more importantly, a reevaluation of common employment practices. So, whether you're an employer assessing your company's severance agreements or an employee understanding your rights, understanding the nuances around this ruling is pivotal for employers. What are Non-disparagement Clauses? Simply put, a non-disparagement clause is an agreement between two parties, typically an employer and employee, that prohibits one from making negative or damaging statements about the other. When [...]

By |July 5th, 2023|Categories: Contracts|

Understanding California’s AB 331: The Automated Decision Systems Bill

The dawn of the digital era has brought about significant advancements, with California's Assembly Bill (AB) 331, better known as the "Automated Decision Tools Bill", shaping up to be a landmark legislation. AB 331, targeted at regulating the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in decision-making processes, is set to redefine the landscape for businesses, consumers, and the tech industry. But what does this all mean and how does it affect you as a California employer? Let's delve into the specifics of this bill, its impacts, and its implications for employers. A Closer Look at AB 331 In the face of [...]

By |June 15th, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|

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|