What’s New in Employment Law?

Welcome to Shaw Law Group, PC’s law blog. We will 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 © 2017. All rights reserved.

No Tax Deduction for Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements?

By D. Gregory Valenza | | 12/21/2017

I'm sure you've heard about the new tax law, and you probably have an opinion.  But did you know that the new law includes an employment law issue?  The final Tax and Jobs Act included a little discussed provision that says this: I'm no tax lawyer.  But one time I...

IRS Standard Mileage Rate for 2018

By D. Gregory Valenza | | 12/21/2017

The IRS issued a notice increasing the Standard Mileage Rate to $0.545, up from $0.535 in 2017.  This is the rate at which many employers reimburse employees for personal use of their vehicles.  The new rate takes effect on January 1, 2018.   The IRS notice is here. ...

California Supreme Court Expands Discovery Rights in PAGA Cases

By D. Gregory Valenza | | July 14, 2017

So, let's say an employee works at a single retail store.  He decides to sue under the Private Attorneys General Act for a low-dollar alleged wage-hour violation.  A company might fight such a claim because the risk of doing so is limited. But then the employee asks...

Reminders to San Francisco Employers…

By D. Gregory Valenza | | 6/30/2017

The San Francisco minimum wage goes up to $14.00 per hour on July 1.  Go to a restaurant to celebrate. No, not that restaurant. It closed last month.  No, not that one either.  Might have to settle for a coffee. Anyone know where to find a place that sells coffee in...

California Supreme Court on California’s Day of Rest Law

By D. Gregory Valenza | | 5/8/2017

The California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling on California's "Day of Rest" statutes, contained in the Labor Code at sections 551-558.  The Court's ruling is  important for employers with workforces that do not work traditional Monday-Friday schedules....

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