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Labor & Employment

California Labor & Employment Law Update: Key Changes in 2017 and What’s Slated For 2018

The legal landscape for California employers continues to evolve at the state and local level – ranging from prohibitions on inquiries into an applicant’s salary and conviction history, additional sexual harassment training requirements, to new immigration obligations.  The following is a high-level summary of the most significant changes in state and local labor and employment […]

Labor & Employment

The California Court of Appeal Further Burdens California Hospitals by Barring Meal Waivers for Employees Working Long Shifts

The California Court of Appeal’s decision in Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, decided on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, landed a severe blow to California’s already struggling Hospitals. In Gerard, the Court invalidated a section of Wage Order 5 relating to meal period waivers in the Health Care Industry which has been relied upon […]

Labor & Employment

Employers: San Francisco’s “Fair Chance Ordinance” Now in Effect – Here’s what you need to know to comply

On August 13, 2014, San Francisco joined a number of jurisdictions in restricting employer inquiries and use of criminal background information. On February 13, San Francisco passed the “Fair Chance Ordinance,” (“Ordinance”) which applies to private employers with at least 20 employees (located in San Francisco or otherwise). The Ordinance contains a blanket prohibition on […]