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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.

Don’t Forget the DFEH’s Transgender Rights Poster

By D. Gregory Valenza | | March 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, employers must add a new poster to their long list of required ones. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing has created a "Transgender Rights" poster for all employers of 5 or more employees.  The poster, available here, contains...

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. ...

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