On November 12, 2020, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) announced proposed temporary COVID-19 regulations for review and a vote by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Articles Discussing California Wage & Hour Laws.
The California 2020 legislative session has closed, and employers should be preparing for 2021 by updating policies and procedures. Employers should ensure that the minimum wage for non-exempt employees’ wages will be appropriately increased for 2021. Since 2017, California has been working its way up to an eventual $15 minimum
On November 3, 2020, while the rest of the country is focused on the 2020 election, the California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l, Inc. to address an unanswered question stemming from the Court’s 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court
On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed California Senate Bill 973 into law as Government Code Title 2, Division 3, Part 2.8, Chapter 10, § 12999. The bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara) is titled “Employers: annual report: pay data,” and it states that while “progress
On September 30, 2020, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 2231, which limits the “de minimis” exception to California prevailing wage laws to all but the smallest projects. Specifically, the new law limits the de minimis contribution of a public entity to an amount less than $600,000 and less
California wrapped up its 2020 Legislative Session with the Governor passing several bills that bring dramatic changes to employee leave requirements.
One of the first bills signed was Assembly Bill 1867, the statewide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave. AB 1867 fills in some of the exceptions contained in the Families
On September 30, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2479, which extends until January 1, 2026, the exemption from the rest period requirements for specified employees who hold a safety-sensitive position at a petroleum facility and are required to respond to emergencies. Before the passage of this legislation, the exemption
In a continued effort to reduce gender and racial pay gaps, on September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 973, which creates massive pay reporting requirements for employers. In 2021, certain California employers will be required to submit annual information on its employees’ pay data by
On September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 (“AB 1867”) which has three new laws combined into one bill. The bill covers supplemental sick leave requirements, a pilot mediation program for small employers, and mandated hand washing requirements for food workers. Moreover, the laws included in AB 1867
It appears that employers in the Golden State will be required, starting next year, to collect and submit worker compensation data to the state. Senate Bill 973 (SB 973) has cleared both houses of the state legislature, and Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.
In Davidson v. O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC, No. 18-56188 (August 3, 2020), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed whether a district court abused its discretion in denying class certification for an employee’s claim for improper rest breaks under California law where the employer allegedly had a facially defective written
The start of the year brings a lot of new laws and in the past few years the increase of the State of California’s minimum wage. This year the state minimum wage has increased to $12.00 for employers with 25 employees or less, and $13.00 for employers with 26 employees
On April 30, 2020, Judge V. Raymond Swope of San Mateo Superior Court granted plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in Jewett et al. v.
As discussed in our previous Legal Alerts, on March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Generally, the FFCRA requires that private employers with fewer than 500 employees provide emergency paid sick to the extent that employees are unable to work (or telework) due to certain COVID-19-related circumstances.
Employers all over the State of California have been waiting earnestly for over two years for the California Supreme Court to issue its opinion in Kim v. Reins International California. A ruling that will decide whether a settling employee remains an aggrieved employee for purposes of the Private Attorneys General