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28 06, 2017

CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE §925: Limitations on Employer’s Choice of Law and Forum Selection Provisions

By | 2017-06-29T14:55:35+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE §925: Limitations on Employer’s Choice of Law and Forum Selection Provisions

It is no secret that California labor laws are some of the most employee friendly in the nation. Because of this, many out-of-state employers with employees who work in California have attempted to prevent these employees from: a) pursuing legal action against the employers in California; and/or, b) asserting claims based on the California Labor [...]

22 05, 2017

THE “DAY OF REST” REQUIREMENT OF LABOR CODE SECTIONS 551 AND 552

By | 2017-05-22T07:42:48+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|Comments Off on THE “DAY OF REST” REQUIREMENT OF LABOR CODE SECTIONS 551 AND 552

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court issued rulings on three previously-unanswered questions relating to the “Day of Rest” requirement of Labor Code Sections 551 and 552. In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., decided May 8, 2017, the Court first addressed the meaning of §551 (“[E]very person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to [...]

11 04, 2017

Are Class Action Waivers Enforceable in California?

By | 2017-04-11T07:56:05+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Contract law, Labor & Employment Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are Class Action Waivers Enforceable in California?

While there is no doubt California courts have openly expressed hostility toward the enforcement of class action waivers, state court and ninth circuit court decisions finding such waivers unenforceable have been consistently reversed on appeal to the United States Supreme Court, where the waivers are contained in an agreement to arbitrate pursuant to the Federal [...]

22 10, 2016

REQUIRED NOTICES FOR TERMINATING EMPLOYEES IN CALIFORNIA

By | 2017-03-10T15:54:38+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on REQUIRED NOTICES FOR TERMINATING EMPLOYEES IN CALIFORNIA

REQUIRED NOTICES FOR TERMINATING EMPLOYEES IN CALIFORNIA These lists of notices are grouped by federal requirements and California requirements, with links to applicable notices, laws, and forms. There are other additional documents which may be recommended or required under specific circumstances, such as an employee separation agreement. Please consult with an employment law attorney before [...]

28 09, 2016

California’s New Overtime Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600 and Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $15 per Hour

By | 2016-12-14T11:06:12+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on California’s New Overtime Exempt Minimum Increases to $41,600 and Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $15 per Hour

Many of our business clients are still adjusting to the new California minimum wage, which increased to $10.00 per hour as of January 1, 2016. This state-wide increase has also resulted in a surge in the annual amount California employees must earn to satisfy the “salary test”—the first of two prongs in the test to [...]