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Marta M. Fernandez

Labor & Employment Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up: What to Expect in 2022

Expansions to the California Family Rights Act Effective January 1, 2022, Assembly Bill 1033 (AB 1033) adds “parent-in-law” to the list of persons that an employee may take time off to care for, pursuant to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). AB 1033 also recasts the notice provisions of the small employer family leave mediation […]

Labor & Employment New rules limit use of independent contractors, creating significant liabilities and penalties for California employers

On September 18, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB 5) into law, regarding the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors. The new law will have far-reaching effects with respect to employee classification, tax ramifications, and corporate structuring. On the most basic level, the law will affect employer costs with […]

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 […]

Global Hospitality Group®, Investment Capital Law Group and Labor & Employment Hotel News Resource: Buying and selling hotels – Hotel purchase agreement essentials: Key labor and employment issues

Cathy Holmes and Marta Fernandez’s article, “Buying and selling hotels – Hotel purchase agreement essentials: Key labor and employment issues,” was published by Jim Butler’s Hotel Law Blog, and was picked up by Hotel News Resource, Hotel Online, Hospitality Net, and Hospitality Educators.

Labor & Employment JMBM Focus: U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Model COBRA Notices

On March 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor published model notices to help plans and employers comply with new requirements for notifying terminated employees of their right to receive health care premium subsidies for COBRA payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). New Employer Obligations Two new COBRA notice requirements […]