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The State of California has recently implemented legislation regarding sexual harassment training in the workplace. Beginning on January 1, 2020, an employer who has at least five employees is required to provide a minimum of two hours of sexual...

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In 2016 the California Legislature passed a new minimum wage law. This law called for incremental increases to minimum wage over several years. The latest change occurred on January 1, 2019, and it is important for all California employers...

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Is your business compliant with current California sexual harassment law? In the wake of the momentous Me Too and Time’s Up movements, California experienced a sea change in the landscape of its sexual harassment law. The state Legislature enacted...

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Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are all the rage, and many consumers now regularly use them buy goods or services. But what about employers? Can you pay your employees in a cryptocurrency? The state of the law is unclear, but the...

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A recent class action lawsuit involving Starbucks could have wide implications for California small business owners. The case turns on whether employers need to compensate employees for small bits of time that are difficult to record. Although federal law...

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Whereas some other parts of the USA are concerned about the impact of any minimum wage legislation, Silicon Valley seems to be embracing all the measures and rules. This trend is supported by many startups that are mushrooming in...

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There are several significant changes to California employment law in 2018 that employers should be aware of. These include updates to specific mandatory training and posting requirements with information on employee rights in the workplace. Failure to comply with...

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It’s important for employers to review their business policies and current practices to ensure they are in compliance with new California laws. Changes to employment law in 2018 that employers should be aware of include updates to prohibiting discrimination,...

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 2018 has brought significant changes to California employment law of which employers should be aware. If you’re an employer in California, you should review and update your policies and procedures to make sure you’re in in compliance with these...

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Late last week, the California Supreme Court handed down its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, No. S222732, potentially having far-reaching effects on the booming “gig economy.” The Court’s decision does away with the former Borello test...

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