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February 2, 2017

CAUTION: Cybercriminals are Targeting Payroll & Human Resources Departments

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Tax season is upon us and thieves seeking to make a quick buck have developed a scam that has proven effective. The deception is relatively simple. The cybercriminal uses a corporate officer’s name and e-mail address to request employee Forms W-2, Social Security Numbers, and/or income information from company payroll or human resources departments. Armed […]

January 23, 2017

Employers Must Begin Using New Form I-9 by January 22, 2017

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As employers know well, the Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment. UpdateThe U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service recently updated the Form I-9. Starting January 22, […]

January 13, 2017

New Employment Legislation for 2017

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Employment Law Update New Employment Legislation for 2017 With the New Year comes new legislation affecting California employers. Below is a summary of the new laws for 2017 likely to impact your business. Wage-and-Hour Law Fair Pay Act – AB 1676 & SB 1063: California’s Equal Pay Act has always prohibited an employer from paying […]

January 5, 2017

What San Francisco Employers Should Know About The City’s New Paid Parental Leave Law

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Last year, San Francisco passed the Paid Parental Leave for Bonding with New Child Ordinance making it the first U.S. city to require that employees be provided with six weeks of fully paid leave to bond with a new child.  The ordinance will take effect on a graduated basis based on the size of the […]

May 4, 2015

California Court of Appeal Decision Exposes Healthcare Employers to Litigation if They Relied upon Wage Order for Meal Period Waivers

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Employment Law Update By Douglas Melton and Andrew Massara In, Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Med. Ctr., the Fourth District Court of Appeals recently held that health care workers cannot waive their second meal break during shifts longer than 12 hours notwithstanding that Wage Order No. 5 expressly authorized healthcare workers to waive one of […]

February 25, 2015

Employment Law Update

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Second District Court of Appeal rules that California law does not require employers to relieve employees of all duties during rest periods. On January 29, 2015, the Second District Court of Appeals in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. (Case Nos. B243788 & B247392) held that, unlike meal breaks, California law does not require employers […]

January 30, 2015

Employment Law Update

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New Employment Legislation for 2015Employment Law Update 2015 As typical, 2015 brings with it new legislation affecting California employers.  Below is a summary of the new laws likely to impact your business. Wage-and-Hour Law AB 1897:  Under this law, employers that contract for labor may be held liable to the labor contractor’s employees for the […]

January 14, 2015

CALIFORNIA’S NEW PAID SICK LEAVE LAW

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Starting on July 1, 2015, California will become the second state in the nation (Connecticut was first) to require employers to provide paid sick leave.  This Update answers some of the most frequently asked questions about California’s paid sick leave law, which is known as the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522, […]

May 29, 2014

WAGE AND HOUR

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Jong v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., 2014 WL 2094270 First District Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment in favor of Kaiser in an off-the-clock wage-and-hour case, finding that its employee failed to raise a triable issue of fact that Kaiser had actual or constructive knowledge that its employee was working off-the-clock overtime. Henry Jong […]

May 29, 2014

CLASS ACTIONS

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Hall v. Rite Aid Corporation, 2014 WL 1989384 Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses trial court’s decertification of class action based on finding that the trial court improperly based its decision on the merits of the plaintiff’s theory of liability. Kristin Hall, a former Rite Aid cashier, filed a class-action lawsuit against Rite Aid alleging […]