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  • Getting Local: City of Santa Monica Local Ordinances

    Like its neighbor City of Los Angeles, Santa Monica has local employment ordinances. However, as a popular tourist destination, Santa Monica has several ordinances pertaining to the hospitality industry that employers should take note of.   Minimum Wage and Hotel Worker Living Wage On July 1, 2022, Santa Monica raised the minimum wage for most... Continue Reading
    October 25, 2022
  • Expansion for CFRA Leave to Include Parents-in-Law and Modifications to DFEH Mediation Program

    On September 27, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1033 (AB 1033), which provides that employers must grant eligible employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected time off from work annually for the purposes of providing care to a parent-in-law with a serious medical condition under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The bill also... Continue Reading
    September 28, 2021
  • Ask A Litigator: What Should Be In An Employee’s Personnel File?

    Current and former employees have a right to inspect their personnel file at reasonable times. So, when a current or former employee intends to bring or has brought a claim against their employer, they will likely request a copy of their personnel file. However, if the employer has failed to properly maintain their employee’s personnel... Continue Reading
    February 11, 2021
  • Remote School Poses Issues for Employees’ Return to Work

    On July 13th two of the largest school districts in California, Los Angeles Unified School District and San Diego Unified School District announced that the school year would start in August with students attending virtually – only. They have been joined by several school districts in Orange County, San Francisco , and Sacramento. Assisting employees... Continue Reading
    July 16, 2020
  • Remote School Poses Issues for Employees’ Return to Work

    On July 13th two of the largest school districts in California, Los Angeles Unified School District and San Diego Unified School District announced that the school year would start in August with students attending virtually – only. They have been joined by several school districts in Orange County, San Francisco , and Sacramento. Assisting employees... Continue Reading…
    July 16, 2020
  • Pending Legislation Seeks to Limit Penalties for Employers in California

    As California proceeds through the stages of reopening businesses in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, the California state legislature is considering various bills to lighten the load for employers as they attempt to recover from the various degrees of business closures. One such bill is Assembly Bill 2457. Though the bill was introduced in... Continue Reading…
    May 28, 2020
  • Pending Legislation Seeks to Limit Penalties for Employers in California

    As California proceeds through the stages of reopening businesses in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, the California state legislature is considering various bills to lighten the load for employers as they attempt to recover from the various degrees of business closures. One such bill is Assembly Bill 2457. Though the bill was introduced in... Continue Reading
    May 28, 2020