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Labor & Employment Labor & Employment New Year Roundup: What’s Coming Up in 2023

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; […]

Labor & Employment Punch Rounding Not Absolute Defense to Wage Claim

This article is part of our 2022 Labor & Employment New Year Roundup.   Employers sometimes adopt punch rounding policies for employee time keeping in circumstances where it is difficult to determine exactly when the employee starts and stops working, to simplify the calculation of pay, and to render wage statements easier for employees to […]

Labor & Employment The California Privacy Rights Act Amends Existing Law

This article is part of our 2022 Labor & Employment New Year Roundup. These days, most businesses collect and store consumer data, and nearly all businesses maintain employee data. If your business does either (or both), you should be aware of new obligations imposed by recent legislation. Below is a summary of California’s recent legislation […]

Labor & Employment Employer Alert: California Adopts New Pay Transparency Law

How will this change your hiring and reporting practices?   California has joined Colorado, Washington, and New York with the adoption of its own, unique take on pay transparency legislation. California Senate Bill 1162, which goes into effect on January 1, 2023, imposes significant disclosure and reporting requirements for employee pay data. The new law […]

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, Natural Resources & Mining and Prevailing Wage California Supreme Court Rules Mobilization Work Not Subject to Prevailing Wage

Kerry Shapiro wrote an article for the Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog discussing the impact of the California Supreme Court’s ruling on prevailing wage case Mendoza v. Fonseca McElroy Grinding Co., Inc. JMBM client California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) filed an Amicus Brief in support of Fonseca. The full text of the article […]