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.


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...

As Promised, More Quick Takes (Non-COVID)

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

First up, big news from the U.S. Supreme Court ending its 2019 Term.  But only relevant to a narrow class of employers.  After these SCOTUS opinions, two California cases that require attention. Ministerial Exemption The Court ruled 7-2 that  the "ministerial...

Some Non-COVID Quick Takes on California Employment Law

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

Greetings. Here are a few employment law developments  that California employers and lawyers may find of interest - New DFEH Regulations Effective 7/1/20 The Department of Fair Employment and Housing's regulations will be amended as of 7/1.  The amendments cover...

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