Employment Law

Critical Employment Law Updates for 2023

Critical Employment Law Updates for 2023

The start of a new year means new legislation is about to kick in. Over the past year, California legislators worked hard to enshrine new …

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Understanding California's New Pay Transparency Law

Understanding California’s New Pay Transparency Law

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has officially signed the new pay transparency law, SB 1162. It will go into effect in 2023. This law is intended …

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Is Your Startup Employer Violating Labor Laws?

Is Your Startup Employer Violating Labor Laws?

Startups can be exciting, innovative, and fun places to work. They are often small and agile enough to respond to situations quickly and open-minded enough …

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How to Make Sure Your Employment Contract Is Fair

Your employment agreement is one of the most important contracts in your life. It dictates critical information like your pay, schedule, responsibilities, and benefits. Whether …

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Meal & Rest Benefits Part of Employee Wages CA Supreme Court Rules

In a critical win for California workers, the state Supreme Court has ruled that meal and rest period premiums are considered “wages” under state law. …

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Your Right to Take Vacation Days in California

American culture emphasizes the importance of a strong work ethic. Many people feel like taking a vacation or sick day is a sign that they …

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Do Handshake Contracts Hold Up in Court?

In a perfect world, contracts wouldn’t be necessary. People would be able to chat and work together to make arrangements that work for everyone. Unfortunately, …

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The Return of California’s Supplemental COVID-19 Sick Leave

California has been trying to balance opposing demands throughout the pandemic. On the one hand, the state government is dedicated to minimizing the infection rate …

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California Establishes New Workers’ Rights Section of Department of Justice

Protecting the rights of workers is a difficult job. Employers are driven largely by the desire to make money. That mission is often aided by …

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The Rights of Undocumented Workers in California

If you are undocumented and working in California, you are protected by California employment laws. Your employer may try to use your status to take …

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