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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 […]