Category: Employment law

By: Leiann Laiks, Esq It’s that time of year for California employers to review and update their employment and HR policies. Be sure these changes aren’t just made in your company’s employee handbook but that your HR/management teams are aware of the laws and...

By: Lisa Chapman, Esq. The annual list of new employment laws which are effective 01/01/2021 includes laws related to both COVID and other more traditional employment law issues. The following is a brief summary of many of the important new Non-COVID laws and related...

By: Lisa Chapman, Esq. There are many reasons why companies need to be vigilant about their efforts to maintain a safe work environment during the pandemic. This includes both a desire to keep all employees and their families safe and the concern that a...

By : Lisa Chapman, Esq. Employers are also obligated ten days in advance of an election to post a notice to all employees about their right to take time off to vote. If you haven’t done so already, we recommend that employers do so...

By: Lisa Chapman, Esq. Are California employers discriminating against female employees seeking increased flexibility as they juggle childcare duties and work duties while working at home during this pandemic? Some employees are trying to make that case. The linked article https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/us/drisana-rios-lawsuit-hub-international.html summarizes a female...

By: Lisa Chapman, Esq. On August 10, 2020 a California Federal Court Judge ordered Uber and Lyft to classify their drivers as employees https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/08/10/uber-lyft-ab5/ . The lawsuit filed by the State of California and various Cities demanded compliance with AB5, the January 1, 2020...

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