Important Employment Laws Going into Effect On January 1, 2021

SICK LEAVE: KIN CARE FOR EMPLOYEES AB 2017 allows the automatic accrual of six months’ of paid sick leave for employees, and the designation of sick leave to be at the sole discretion of the employee when an employee takes sick leave to attend to the illness of a family member. This bill and section …

California Court of Appeal: Attorneys’ Fees Not Available In Strictly Rest-Break Employment Suits

ARTICLE TAKEAWAYS In August 2016, plaintiff sued defendants. The complaint alleged defendants regularly failed to give plaintiff her full uninterrupted rest periods, and that defendants wrongfully terminated plaintiff in retaliation for her making internal complaints that defendants violated wage and hour laws and food safety laws. The trial court awarded plaintiff over $280,000 in attorneys’ …

Employment Information: Sick Employees

What should we do if an employee has tested positive for COVID-19? You should send home all employees who worked closely with that employee for a 14-day period of time to ensure the virus does not spread.  You should ask the infected employee to identify all individuals with whom he had contact in the previous …

Overview of California’s New Labor & Employment Laws

The State of California is welcoming 2018 with new Labor Laws. Hiring and Enforcement processes will see significant changes, including compliance with Form I-9 and immigration Laws. Below is a brief summary of the new 2018 laws updates taking effect in January 1st, 2018. BAN –THE-BOX LAW Employers with 5 employees or more, are now …

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