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 [...]

What to Know About the California Local Minimum Wage Increase2023-04-12T13:57:19-07:00

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 [...]

Giving job candidates personality tests? If so, you may want to think again.2023-04-04T14:36:33-07:00

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 [...]

COVID-19 Rules & Regulations In The Workplace in 20232023-03-23T14:05:10-07:00

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 [...]

How AB5 Affects: Nannies and Domestic Workers2023-03-21T15:20:49-07:00

Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance For Employers

On June 3, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) revised the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) in response to workplaces reopening. Read on to learn more about the updated Cal/OSHA regulations that will affect California employers. New Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Updates As workplaces transition from work-from-home to in-person work, Cal/OSHA [...]

Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance For Employers2023-03-23T11:57:45-07:00

Guide to 2023 California Employment Law Updates

With the start of the 2023 legislative session, California employers face a dynamic set of legal requirements in response to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current employment environment. The recent legislative session in California has resulted in the passage of several hundred bills that address concerns about pay equity, discrimination, and [...]

Guide to 2023 California Employment Law Updates2023-03-21T15:14:28-07:00

Employee Monitoring and Invasion of Privacy Lawsuits: A Guide For California Employers

COVID-19 was a catalyst for the widespread adoption of a remote-work business model and prompted many employers to implement tracking and monitoring measures to ensure worker productivity. These measures may include GPS tracking of employee work devices and vehicles, website and application activity and login monitoring (i.e. Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Workspace, time trackers, etc.), [...]

Employee Monitoring and Invasion of Privacy Lawsuits: A Guide For California Employers2023-01-05T16:37:18-08:00

How California is Fighting for Pay Equity

California is at the forefront of the push to close the wage gap between genders and address salary inequality. Senate Bill 1162 (SB-1162), was recently signed as a broad pay transparency and data reporting bill. SB-1162 makes it so employers must disclose the pay scale for any posted job listings. The motivation for this [...]

How California is Fighting for Pay Equity2023-04-07T11:18:02-07:00

Mental Health & The Workplace: A Guide For Employers

Mental health is important for your employees as well as your business and although mental health is not necessarily a new topic for employers, its role in the workplace has become more pronounced during the pandemic as employees adjusted to a “new normal” in their professional lives. Many organizations are aware of the pandemic’s threat [...]

Mental Health & The Workplace: A Guide For Employers2022-10-21T18:30:27-07:00

What Does Family and Medical Leave Look Like in California?

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear to business owners and employers that life is uncertain, and sometimes a change in circumstances will require you or your employees to take extended time away from work. Whether it be medical complications, a pregnancy, or caretaking for a sick family member, California employers must adhere to leave [...]

What Does Family and Medical Leave Look Like in California?2023-02-15T11:19:12-08:00
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