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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 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 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...

 

HTMLTwo Recent Proposals Will Affect Los Angeles Employers Ban-the-Box Makes Its Way to L.A.
Jessica A. Gomez, Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2015
If the Los Angeles City Council gets its way, Los Angeles employers will be prohibited from asking applicants about prior criminal convictions until after a conditional offer of employment has been made. As we previously reported, there has been a national push toward enacting...

 

HTMLNew California Law Limits How Employers May Use Federal E-Verify System
Shant A. Kotchounian, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on November 5, 2015
Effective January 1, 2016, a new California law signed by Gov. Brown will prohibit most California employers from using the federal E-Verify system to check the employment authorization status of any existing employee or any applicant who has not yet received an offer of employment. The only...

 

HTMLGov. Brown Signs Bill Giving Employers a Limited Grace Period to Correct Two Common Pay Stub Violations
Jessica A. Gomez, Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on November 3, 2015
One of the many new bills signed by the Governor last month affords employers a short window of time to correct two common pay stub violations without incurring liability. The new law was passed as "urgency legislation," which means it went into effect immediately.

 

HTMLEmployers with Piece Rate Compensation Plans Have New Pay Obligations and a Very Short Amnesty Window to Correct Past Violations
Jeffrey P. Fuchsman, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 27, 2015
One of the many new bills signed by the Governor adds new obligations for employers that utilize a piece rate compensation plan and affords a very brief amnesty period for past violations. The new law, which is effective January 1st, adds Section 226.2 to the California Labor Code. This FAQ...

 

HTMLCalifornia Expands "Parental" Time Off Rights
Katherine A. Hren, Eric W. Mueller, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 27, 2015
As part of Governor Brown's marathon legislative session on October 11, 2015, he signed into law a revision to the Family-School Partnership Act which greatly expand your employees' rights to job-protected leave. The new rights take effect on January 1st.

 

HTMLGovernor Expands California's Equal Pay Act Protections
Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015
Governor Brown has just signed a spate of new employment laws that are sure to pave the way for many new employee lawsuits. We will devote this and the next several issues of Compliance Matters to tell you what you need to know about these new laws.

 


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