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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 © 2018, 2017. All rights reserved.


San Francisco Employers – Two Items

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...

Some California Employment Case Law Developments in February 2019

By D. Gregory Valenza | | March 3, 2019

Here are some key court decisions affecting California employers in February 2019. Remember last year when the Ninth Circuit held that the federal Equal Pay Act prohibited any consideration of an applicant's prior salary?  Me neither, but we posted about it here.  As...

More Quick Takes Re: California Employment Law

By D. Gregory Valenza | | February 2, 2019

Here are some summaries of recent developments. Cal-OSHA Logs. First, it's Groundhog Day.  And you know what that means! The annual obligation to post OSHA logs.  Here's a handy press release issued by Cal-OSHA about the requirement and the process.    Arbitration -...

Quick Takes on 3 Recent Employment Law Cases

By D. Gregory Valenza | | January 18, 2019

Here are some summaries of three miscellaneous recent cases affecting California employers.  These decisions are be industry or employer-specific.   Prevailing Wage - Employers with public works contracts, particularly construction-related ones, take note - The U.S....

IRS Releases 2019 Mileage Reimbursement Rates

By D. Gregory Valenza | | December 14, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service released the standard mileage reimbursement rate for 2019.  You can see the IRS's press release here.   For business expense reimbursement, the 2019 rate is $0.58 per mile. That's up $0.035 from last year.  Reminder to...

California DFEH: Train ‘Em Again and Again

By D. Gregory Valenza | | December 2, 2018

Everybody knows AB 1825 requires larger California employers to train supervisors every two years, within six months of hire or promotion, etc.  The mandated training primarily addresses sexual harassment, but must include other elements such as "abusive conduct"...


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