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  • California Wage Orders, What Are They & Why Employers Should Care

    The California Industrial Welfare Commission has 17 wage orders that apply to different employers based on their industry or occupation.  Although other than minimum wage, these wage orders have not been updated since 2001, they provide specific rules regarding a wide variety of employment compliance issues, such as overtime, expense reimbursements, uniforms, and suitable seating... Continue Reading
    June 7, 2022
  • California Legislature Gives the FAST Recovery Act a Second Chance

    January 31st was the last day for the California legislature to approve bills that had been initially introduced in 2021 before they are shelved for good. The FAST Recovery Act (Assembly Bill (AB 257) was such a bill. AB 257 would create an 11 member Fast Food Sector Council appointed by the Governor and state... Continue Reading
    February 4, 2022
  • California’s Labor Commissioner Publishes FAQ for Garment Protection Act

    In September 2021, California’s Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 62 which expands the definition of the garment manufacturing industry for purposes of wage claim enforcement to include brand guarantors.  A brand guarantor is a person who contracts for the performance of garment manufacturing.  Brand guarantors include persons who license a brand or name for garment... Continue Reading
    January 19, 2022
  • Proposed San Francisco Ordinance to Require Paid Sick Leave for Domestic Workers

    Most employees in San Francisco (and throughout California)  receive one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is now considering an ordinance that would broaden the availability of paid sick leave to domestic workers by establishing a “portable” paid sick leave system. The “Domestic Workers’ Equal Access to... Continue Reading
    December 3, 2021
  • Proposed San Francisco Ordinance to Require Paid Sick Leave for Domestic Workers

    Most employees in San Francisco (and throughout California)  receive one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is now considering an ordinance that would broaden the availability of paid sick leave to domestic workers by establishing a “portable” paid sick leave system. The “Domestic Workers’ Equal Access to... Continue Reading…
    December 3, 2021
  • Proposed San Francisco Ordinance to Require Paid Sick Leave for Domestic Workers

    Most employees in San Francisco (and throughout California)  receive one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is now considering an ordinance that would broaden the availability of paid sick leave to domestic workers by establishing a “portable” paid sick leave system. The “Domestic Workers’ Equal... Continue Reading
    December 3, 2021
  • Changes to Wage Law for the Garment Manufacturing Industry

    On September 27, 2021, the Governor signed Senate Bill 62 (SB 62), which expands the definition of the garment manufacturing industry for purposes of wage claim enforcement to include brand guarantors.  A brand guarantor is a person who contracts for the performance of garment manufacturing. SB 62 specifies that a garment manufacturer, contractor, or brand... Continue Reading
    September 28, 2021