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 […]
Several new pieces of California legislation will take effect on the first day of the new year, impacting nearly all employers and how they handle worker classification, discrimination disputes, arbitration agreements, and union organizing. Our round-up will help you determine which key issues may impact you in 2020; contact us to be sure you’re ready […]
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 […]
Jim Butler and Marta Fernandez’s blog article, "Hotel Labor Lawyer Alert: U.S. Department of Labor targets the hospitality industry," was published by Cornell University School of Hotel Administration’s website, as well as Hospitality Net, Hotel Resource, Hotel Online and ehotelier.com.
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 […]