With a new year on the horizon, California employers should be prepared to address recent court cases and several changes in legislation that will impact workplace policies, including employee sick and bereavement leave, drug testing and privacy rights. Are you ready? Our roundup will help you identify the issues relevant to your business in 2023; […]
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 […]
For more information on how we can help your business, visit our COVID-19 Resource Center. On Friday, the President signed the $2 trillion emergency aid bill passed by Senate earlier last week in response to the economic blow of the coronavirus outbreak. The legislation, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is […]
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 […]
A slate of new legislation and court decisions will change the way California employers hire, fire, train, pay, classify and manage employees in 2019. Our round-up of key issues will get you up to speed, and help you navigate which decisions and laws will impact you in the coming year. #MeToo Movement Hits California Employers […]
Marta Fernandez’s article “Labor & Employment Update: California Hotel Owners Must Provide Human Trafficking Awareness Training” was published by HospitalityNet and HotelOnline on October 11, 2018.
Marta Fernandez and Patricia DeSantis wrote the article “Employers Must Prepare to be Ambushed by Unions,” published in the Daily Journal.
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 […]
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, ehotelier.com and Hospitality Educators.
Hospitals Are A Target For Wage And Hour Class Action Lawsuits What Health Care Employers Need to Know by Marta Fernandez and Amy Messigian This article appeared in the May 16, 2011 issue of the Orange County Business Journal. To view this article as a pdf, click here. In recent years, Southern California hospitals have […]