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HTMLNew California Law Requires Training to Prevent Workplace Bullying
Hill Farrer Burrill LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 2014
California employers will soon be required to train supervisory employees on the subject of workplace bullying. On September 9, 2014, Governor Brown approved a bill that requires employers to add this subject to the biennial anti-harassment training they are already required to provide to...

 

HTMLEmployers Must Provide Three Days of Paid Sick Leave Each Year, Starting July 1, 2015
Hill Farrer Burrill LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Beginning July 1, 2015, a new law will require California employers to provide virtually all of their employees with at least three days of annual paid sick leave. Signed by Governor Brown on September 3, 2014, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 is very broad, applying to both...

 

HTMLUnited States Supreme Court Rejects President’s Recess Appointments to the NLRB
Elissa L. Gysi, Warren J. Higgins; Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2014, previously published on Summer/Fall 2014
One of the most significant controversies during President Barack Obama’s presidency relates to whether he had the constitutional authority to appoint three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in 2012 while Congress stood in recess. In NLRB v. Noel Canning, the U.S. Supreme...

 

HTMLEmployers Cannot Re-Allocate Commission Wages Between Pay Periods to Satisfy the Minimum Wage
Elissa L. Gysi, Warren J. Higgins; Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2014, previously published on Summer/Fall 2014
Employers with commissioned sales people often ask whether they can attribute commission wages paid in one pay period to other pay periods in order to satisfy California’s minimum wage compensation requirements. The California Supreme Court has now answered that question, holding that such...

 

HTMLGood News For Employers Looking To Avoid Class Actions
Hill Farrer Burrill LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
Today, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, regarding the enforceability of class-action waivers in arbitration agreements. The Court finally acknowledged precedent from the United States Supreme Court and held that the...

 

HTMLMinimum Wage Increase Effective July 1, 2014 - What You Need To Know
Hill Farrer Burrill LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Although many employers are aware of the upcoming change to the California state minimum wage, here is one last reminder. The California state minimum wage will increase to $9.00 an hour starting July 1, 2014. It will increase again to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2016.

 

HTMLBefore The National Labor Relations Board
Hill Farrer Burrill LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on Spring 2014
In D.R. Horton Inc., the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that an employer violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act by enforcing an arbitration policy that prohibited any participation in class, collective or similar action by employees. According to the NLRB, such a...

 

HTMLRecent Developments In Employee Benefits: Keep Your Company Up To Date
Whitney B. Kringel, Thomas F. Reed; Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 2013
Within the ever-changing employee benefits landscape, there have been several important employee benefit developments recently meriting special attention.