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.


The End of an Error?

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

“When you write, you’re wrong.” A former partner passed along that advice to me, perhaps 15 years ago. It was a warning, after he learned I had been sending informal legal update emails to “clients and friends.” I wrote emails because that firm had no blogs at that...

IRS Announces Standard Mileage Rate for 2021

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

The IRS Standard Mileage rate for 2021 will be $0.56 per mile.  That's down $0.015 from 2020. The IRS announcement is here. Employers typically use this rate to reimburse employees for the business use of their personal vehicles.  In some states, it's not required to...

End of November Employment Law Pot Pourri

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

Greetings, We've been a little light on the posts lately.  But you can still sign up for our gigantic "new laws" Webinar here.  We have several dates set as of now, including December 1, 10, and even January 7.   Watch the incomparable Jennifer Shaw play all the hits:...

Elections Have Consequences Department….

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

No, not *that* election. That election is not even over yet.  And if you don't believe me, just ask President Gore.  If the current media predictions hold, however, there will be many consequences of the presidential election, which will be the subject of many future...

Court of Appeal Reinstates Lawsuit Over Termination for Failing Background Check

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

In California, an employee has the right to pretend that criminal convictions, which have been dismissed or judicially expunged, essentially do not exist (with certain exceptions). Labor Code section 432.7 provides such protections. So, unless an exception applies...

The List of New CA Employment-Related Laws

By D. Gregory Valenza | |

As promised, below is a list of most of the employment-related laws passed during this legislative session. We've edited out some of the narrow-cast or obscure ones (mostly public sector, pension-related, and local school district-related) because your eyes will...

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