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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.


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...

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" not...

California Court Kiboshes Claim Commute’s Compensable

By D. Gregory Valenza | | November 18, 2018

Commutting time is usually not compensable.  But if an employee is required to perform "work" at home, or during the commute, then the time may be considered hours worked.   Certain Pacific Bell technicians used to have to pick up their work vans at a depot, where the...


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