U.S. DOL ISSUES NEW FMLA FORMS

Recently, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms.  Under the FMLA, employees who meet certain eligibility requirements generally may take up to 12 weeks of leave annually for reasons related to their own...

2018 CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ROUNDUP

The California Supreme Court issued several decisions during the past year that may affect California employers.  We summarize them below. Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (Dart) (March 5, 2018) Alvarado initiated a class action against Dart, claiming...

ADDRESSING HARASSMENT AT WORK

According to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment claims have increased by more than 50 percent in fiscal year 2018. Increased awareness following the #MeToo movement, along with courts’ and agencies’ lower standards for what...

DOING BUSINESS IN SAN FRANCISCO – PART 2

This article is Part 2 of a two-part series providing an overview of laws affecting San Francisco employers. We continue our summary of San Francisco employment-related ordinances. Criminal History Information San Francisco’s “ban the box” ordinance imposes...

DOING BUSINESS IN SAN FRANCISCO – PART 1

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series providing an overview of laws affecting San Francisco employers. San Francisco.  The Bay’s cold waters and strong currents probably are easier to navigate than the local employment laws.  In this two-part article, we...

COMPENSATE EMPLOYEES FOR ALL HOURS WORKED

California employers must pay non-exempt employees at least minimum wage for all time they work on their employers’ behalf. The California Supreme Court recently decided that employers are obligated to pay workers for even small amounts of unrecorded work time. To...
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