What’s New in Employment Law?

Welcome to Shaw Law Group, PC’s law blog. We focus on employment law developments, particularly in California. Nothing in this forum should be construed as legal advice, ’cause it isn’t. So, please consult your lawyer or hire us! (We typically represent employers, not employees). Also – this is a public website, so communications are not privileged. Copyright Shaw Law Group, PC © 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017. All rights reserved.

 

Coronavirus / COVID Employment Law Updates for California Employers # 20

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

Here is installment #20 of our ongoing series of COVID-related posts of interest to California employers.  One caveat before we begin today's summary. Although we are trying to keep up with the important issues so we can digest and report them to you, we simply can't...

AB 2257 – CA’s “Improved” Independent Contractor Law, Explained

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

Background Between COVID and the many other "challenging times" we've faced in 2020, it's easy to forget the big employment law developments that occurred just a year ago. So, a little refresher on AB 5 (here). You may recall that the California Legislature enacted AB...

CA Legislature Wishes You Happy Labor Day, Re-Issues AB 5

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

I'll have a more detailed write up after the holiday weekend.  But the headline is that California's much "discussed" AB 5 (the independent contractor law) is dead and AB 2257 is here instead. Don't kid yourselves, the "ABC Test" is alive and well. There are just more...

More California Employment Law Pot Pourri (Non-COVID)

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

As promised, here are some more quick takes on California employment law (mostly). US DOL Opinion Letters Let's first start out with the federal DOL's four new opinion letters. Because some of them may apply in California; some probably do not have much applicability....

So Long to Summer Summary (Non-COVID Recent Cases)

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

Shaw Law Group briefs some important cases California employers should be reviewing: Human Resource Internal Investigations, Arbitration and PAGA settlements.

Coronavirus / COVID Employment Law Updates for California Employers # 19

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

Here is installment #19 of our ongoing series of COVID-related posts. California Department of Industrial Relations Safe Reopening Guidance The California Department of Industrial Relations as issued guidance for employers on "Safe Reopening" here.  This document, in...

California Arbitration-palooza!

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

The California courts of appeal have been busy socially distancing themselves from enforcing arbitration agreements. Mostly.  (To be fair, they enforced one too.  I just couldn't resist the COVID joke.) It gets lonely on lockdown.  Sue me, if you can find an open...

Coronavirus / COVID Employment Law Updates for California Employers # 18

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

Welcome to installment # 18 of COVID-19 information for California employers.  Check out the other installments on the blog here. California's Reopening Playbook for Employers California released a new "Employer Playbook" containing guidance for safe re-opening.  You...

Coronavirus / COVID Employment Law Updates for California Employers # 16

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

Welcome to COVID / Coronavirus update # 16. First, in case you didn't see, I corrected update # 15 to reflect that San Francisco indeed passed the "Back to Work" Ordinance  here, although the Mayor "returned it without her signature." Turns out the San Francisco Mayor...

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