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
Upcoming changes to labor laws in California may significantly affect the process of engaging talent in the entertainment industry. Studios, agents and other representatives should be aware of the challenges and obligations presented by these new laws so that they do not find themselves in violation of them. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown […]
A relatively long-established boundary on the subject of job interviews is the criminal history of job applicants. Five years ago, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission set forth its enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. In a nutshell, the EEOC guidance asserts that an employer’s use of an […]
Effective January 1, 2018, California employers can no longer ask job applicants about their prior salary. The law also requires an employer “upon reasonable request,” to provide the applicant with a pay scale for the position. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on October 12, 2017, AB 168 applies to employers of any size. […]
More and more employers in California are becoming subject to legal restrictions on the use of criminal history information when making employment decisions. The City of San Francisco passed the Fair Chance Ordinance, which became effective in August 2014, prohibiting employers with at least twenty (20) employees from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history […]
New Questions Arise as the Federal Minimum Salary Levels for Exempt Employees Will More Than Double on December 1, 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued new regulations which increase the minimum salary levels that employers must pay its salaried employees in order for them to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards […]
Los Angeles area employers are now required by law to provide their employees with even more paid sick time off. On June 2, 2016 the City of Los Angeles passed a new ordinance (Ordinance No. 184320) (the “Ordinance”) requiring employers to provide employees working within the City of Los Angeles a minimum of 48 hours […]
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 […]
An Nguyen Ruda’s article titled, “Franchisors Should Beware Standardized Noncompetes,” was published by the Daily Journal.