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  • Reminder Regarding Right of Recalls as Reopening Restarts

    As more counties move toward the Orange Tier on the state reopening guidance, businesses can reopen or operate under less restrictive requirements. This may mean employers need more employees than in the last several months. Though last year, the Governor vetoed a statewide right of recall requirement, several cities still have ordinances in place. The... Continue Reading…
    April 7, 2021
  • Reminder Regarding Right of Recalls as Reopening Restarts

    As more counties move toward the Orange Tier on the state reopening guidance, businesses can reopen or operate under less restrictive requirements. This may mean employers need more employees than in the last several months. Though last year, the Governor vetoed a statewide right of recall requirement, several cities still have ordinances in place. The... Continue Reading
    April 7, 2021
  • City of Los Angeles Enacts COVID-19 Related Worker Retention and Right of Recall Ordinances

    The City of Los Angeles has enacted two Ordinances requiring fair employment practices in response to job and economic insecurity due to COVID-19 related shelter in place orders.  The Ordinances, which go into effect on June 14, 2020, apply to four categories of businesses and employers which the City found have been especially impacted by... Continue Reading…
    May 12, 2020
  • City of Los Angeles Enacts COVID-19 Related Worker Retention and Right of Recall Ordinances

    The City of Los Angeles has enacted two Ordinances requiring fair employment practices in response to job and economic insecurity due to COVID-19 related shelter in place orders.  The Ordinances, which go into effect on June 14, 2020, apply to four categories of businesses and employers which the City found have been especially impacted by... Continue Reading
    May 12, 2020
  • State Budget Proposal Seeks to Reduce PAGA Litigation Through Increased State Oversight

    On January 7, 2016, Governor Brown’s office submitted a 22-page Budget Change Proposal for 2016-2017 (http://web1a.esd.dof.ca.gov/Documents/bcp/1617/FY1617_ORG7350_BCP474.pdf) in an effort to “stabilize and improve the handling of Private Attorneys General Act cases.” Background Enacted in 2003, the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) enables private parties to recover penalties for certain Labor Code violations that could previously … Continue Reading
    February 26, 2016