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  • California Proposition to Raise Minimum Wage Delayed

    California voters almost had the opportunity to vote on an $18 minimum wage in November 2022. The State has a unique administrative process by which California citizens can propose laws and constitutional amendments without the support of the state government. The $18 an hour proposition called, “The Living Wage Act of 2022,” was intended to... Continue Reading
    August 1, 2022
  • DFEH Releases Family and Medical Leave Tool Kit

    The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the administrative agency charged with enforcing the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), has released new documentation for Family and Medical Leave that reflects the expansion of CFRA which went into effect on January 1, 2021. These new documents include the required poster for employers for both Family and Medical Leave as well as... Continue Reading
    January 11, 2021
  • DFEH Releases Family and Medical Leave Tool Kit

    The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the administrative agency charged with enforcing the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), has released new documentation for Family and Medical Leave that reflects the expansion of CFRA which went into effect on January 1, 2021. These new documents include the required poster for employers for both Family... Continue Reading
    January 8, 2021
  • California Releases A New Safety Handbook for Employers

    On July 24, 2020, the State of California released a “COVID-19 Employer Playbook” to guide employers in planning and preparing for the safe reopening of their businesses.  It combines guidance from various California agencies to ensure that employers have the tools they need to plan for a safe and clean workplace.  Notably, the Playbook is... Continue Reading…
    July 27, 2020
  • California Releases A New Safety Handbook for Employers

    On July 24, 2020, the State of California released a “COVID-19 Employer Playbook” to guide employers in planning and preparing for the safe reopening of their businesses.  It combines guidance from various California agencies to ensure that employers have the tools they need to plan for a safe and clean workplace.  Notably, the Playbook is... Continue Reading
    July 27, 2020
  • Statewide Closures and More Counties Added to State Monitoring List

    On July 13, 2020, the State of California announced that, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the following industries must close indoor operations on a statewide basis: Restaurants Wineries and tasting rooms Movie theaters Family entertainment centers Zoos and museums Cardrooms Bars, breweries, and pubs are required to close all operations (indoor... Continue Reading
    July 13, 2020
  • Statewide Closures and More Counties Added to State Monitoring List

    On July 13, 2020, the State of California announced that, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the following industries must close indoor operations on a statewide basis: Restaurants Wineries and tasting rooms Movie theaters Family entertainment centers Zoos and museums Cardrooms Bars, breweries, and pubs are required to close all operations (indoor... Continue Reading…
    July 13, 2020
  • Can We See an Instant Replay? Video Evidence Affirmed to Support Finding of No Harassment

    The California Court of Appeal, in its recent decision in Schmidt, et al. v. Superior Court, County of Ventura 2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 54 (January 22, 2020), affirmed the trial court’s ruling in favor of the employer, the Ventura County Superior Court. Two court employees alleged that a security guard employed by a private company... Continue Reading
    January 28, 2020