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HTMLCalifornia High Court Issues Long Awaited Opinion On Workplace "Suitable Seating" Requirements
Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg, Rami Yomtov; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016
The California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders contain a number of requirements governing employee wages and working conditions which must be followed. Section 14 of the Wage Orders contains the so-called "suitable seating" requirement which has two separate, but related,...

 

HTMLTransgender Employee & Job Applicant Rights
Katherine A. Hren, Stephanie Kantor, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2016, previously published on March 15, 2016
A couple of weeks ago, the state's job bias agency (the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or "DFEH") published a guidance titled "Transgender Rights In the Workplace" to educate the public about the rights of transgender employees and job applicants to be...

 

HTMLNew California Job Bias Regulations Will Require Most Employers To Update Their  Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policies By April 1st
Katherine A. Hren, Eric Mueller, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2016, previously published on March 18, 2016
The state's job bias agency (the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or "DFEH") recently announced revised regulations that will require most employers in the state to issue new workplace anti-discrimination and harassment policies by April 1, 2016.

 

HTMLGovernor Brown Signs Historic Legislation Increasing California's Minimum Wage To $15.00 By 2022
Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016
Yesterday morning, Governor Brown signed into law significant increases to the minimum wage rate for California employers. Currently, with a minimum wage of $10.00 an hour, California is already tied with Massachusetts for the highest minimum wage of any state in the US. However, this new law will...

 

HTMLNLRB Outlaws Policy Restricting Employees from Making Any Secret Recordings at the Workplace
Nicole Haynes, Richard S. Rosenberg, Matthew T. Wakefield; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2016, previously published on February 18, 2016
Most employers and their counsel give little thought to the 81 year old National Labor Relations Act. And why would they, they ask, since that law only pertains to businesses which are unionized or under the threat of becoming union, correct? Actually, that's 100% wrong.

 

HTMLAre You A "Joint Employer"?
Katherine A. Hren, Philip L. Reznik, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2016, previously published on February 25, 2016
Labor law watchdog agencies have been grappling with a difficult question: how best to protect workers employed through labor sharing arrangements such as employee leasing, subcontracting and third party staffing agencies. One way is by labeling the arrangement as "joint employment". As...

 

HTMLNew State Law Imposes Obligations On Employers When Terrorists Threaten Schools
Katherine A. Hren, Anne S. Kelson, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 27, 2016
The second half of 2015 included several incidents in California involving school closures due to terrorist threats. Most notably, on December 15, 2015, the Los Angeles Unified School District had a city-wide school closure after the District received a suspicious email regarding a potential...

 

HTMLNew (Higher) Minimum Wage and New (Lower) Mileage Reimbursement Rate
Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 11, 2016
Effective January 1, 2016, the IRS standard mileage reimbursement rate is 54 cents per mile. This number decreased from 57.50 cents per mile set in 2015 due to the lower cost of gasoline.

 

HTMLNew Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements for Hospitals Provide a Road Map for all Employers
Jessica A. Gomez, Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 22, 2016
In 2014, the California State Legislature passed a law that aims to prevent workplace violence in the health care industry. They picked this industry to regulate because statistics show that a worker in health care is nearly five times more likely to be the victim of a violent act at work than the...

 

HTMLOn-Call Shifts Under Attack
Jeffrey P. Fuchsman, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015
In the past several months, close to a dozen new class action lawsuits have been filed against California companies over their use of so-called "on-call" shifts. On-call shifts are very common in the retail and hospitality industries, where staffing levels may vary greatly based on the...

 


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