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 © 2018, 2017. All rights reserved.
By D. Gregory Valenza | | June 14, 2019
Here are quick summaries of some recent employment law developments that may be of interest to California employers. OK, the first one will be of some interest. The second two are kind of boring. Meal Period Penalties / Premiums and PAGA - The Court of Appeal upheld...
By D. Gregory Valenza | | May 30, 2019
Employers should remember that arbitration is not a panacea. There are pros and cons, as with most things. The California Supreme Court today unanimously reminded everybody of one of the pitfalls. The case is Heimlich v. Shivji and the opinion is here. The...
By D. Gregory Valenza | | May 15, 2019
Well, the California Supreme Court denied review in the Ward v. Tilly's case. Here's our original post about the Court of Appeal's decision. Here's our firm's article. The California Supreme Court's refusal to hear the case is very bad news for California employers...
By D. Gregory Valenza | | May 13, 2019
Let's say that an employee has been working for a business for 30 years or so, and then the employer issues an arbitration agreement. Does it apply to claims that may have arisen before the agreement was signed? That's one of the issues the Court of Appeal addressed...
By D. Gregory Valenza | | May 9, 2019
With certain exceptions, private sector employers with more than 100 employees must file the EEO-1 report annually. Certain federal contractors must file the report if they have 50 employees or more. That is not news. Since the 1960's covered employers have been...
By D. Gregory Valenza | | May 8, 2019
The California Labor Commissioner's counsel has issued an opinion letter, expanding the reach of California Supreme Court's ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903. You can find the opinion letter here. If you need a refresher...
By D. Gregory Valenza | | April 24, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court held in Stolt-Nielsen S. A. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp., 559 U. S. 662 (2010), that an arbitration agreement, silent about class-wide arbitration, authorizes only individual arbitration claims included in the arbitration contract. The rationale...
By D. Gregory Valenza | | April 10, 2019
If you aren't aware, California employers have to provide wage statements that include specific information. Failing to get it right can lead to significant penalties. The requirements are contained in Labor Code section 226 (here). One of the requirements that...
By D. Gregory Valenza | | 4/8/2019
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has revised its mandatory poster informing employees of their rights under the California Family Rights Act, the Pregnancy Disability Leave law, and the "New Parent Leave Act," which applies to smaller employers...
By D. Gregory Valenza | | April 5, 2019
If your business operates in San Francisco, you may wish to note these two upcoming obligations. First, on July 1, 2019, the San Francisco minimum wage increases to $15.59 per hour. Yes, you'll need a new poster. And you can find that poster, along with other...
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