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Jeff Ranen’s inbox filled up fast when a new California law opened the door to holding company executives personally liable for wage and hour violations. “I got a lot of panicked e-mails from clients,” said Ranen, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.
California Lawmakers Wrap Up Session; Governor Has Bills to Sign
The California Legislature reconvened on Monday, Aug. 17, to finish its work for the 2015 regular session, which must end by Sept. 11. The following bills are of particular interest to California private sector employers…
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On July 16, 2015, Gov. Brown signed into law AB 987, amending the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to reflect what many already believed to be the law: employers and other covered entities cannot retaliate against employees or other persons who request a religious accommodation or an accommodation for a disability. Effective on Jan. 1, 2016, AB 987 establishes that requesting such an accommodation is a protected activity under the FEHA, regardless of whether the accommodation is granted.
An airline pilot advocacy committee is not a collective bargaining representative under the Railway Labor Act (RLA), and its agreement with the airline did not bar the airline from changing terms of employment prior to negotiation with the new union, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
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Mere weeks before sick pay becomes mandatory in California, the state legislature is racing to cure what is ailing employers. Beginning on July 1, 2015, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA) will obligate employers in California to offer sick pay to employees in nearly every category. The minimum obligation is to provide sick pay at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked or a lump sum allocation of three days or 24 hours per year.
Calif.: Significant Employment Bills Still Pending in Legislature
For the past several years, San Francisco officials have scrambled to find jobs for younger residents as summer approaches. And through partnerships with local nonprofits and the private sector, the city to date has matched nearly 20,000 of its youths with warm-weather work gigs.
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Calif. Employers Have Another Reason to Scrutinize Settlement Agreements
10 Tips to Comply with Upcoming Sick Pay Mandate
The Los Angeles City Council voted on May 19 2015, to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2020.
The council voted 14-1 to phase in the wage increase over five years. It will rise to to $10.50 in July 2016, to $12 in 2017, $13.25 in 2018, $14.25 in 2019 and $15 in 2020. Starting in 2022, annual increases will be linked to inflation.
Ruling: Plan Documents Govern Discretion to Deny Claims
9th Circuit says plan document, not just summary plan description, is authoritative
California Revises Regulations on Family and Medical Leave
California Drought: How HR Can Help
Calif.: What HR Professionals Need To Know About Telecommuting
Whether they’re clocking in to work, trying to enter a secure room or driving a company car, many workers are finding that the procedures for these everyday workplace occurrences are changing. To continue reading this article please click here.