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What happens during a workplace investigation?

A workplace investigation is a process that employers use to gather information about allegations of misconduct. The goal of an investigation is to determine whether the allegations are credible and, Read More

Common Types of Construction Contract Disputes

Construction projects are complex and often involve multiple parties, including the project owner, general contractor, subcontractors and suppliers. This complexity can lead to a variety of disputes, both major and Read More

Legal Defenses Available in an Employment Law Discrimination Claim

Unlawful discrimination claims are part of the employment landscape. Even when a company enacts and enforces anti-discrimination policies, there is a fair chance that one or more employees will bring Read More

New California Law Mandates Leave for Reproductive Loss

Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law a bill that further expands California unpaid leave byallowing employees to take protected time off due to “reproductive loss.” Senate Bill 848 (“SB Read More

Which Type of Business Entity Best Suits Your Needs?

Choosing a business structure is one of the most important decisions for any entrepreneur starting a new venture. Business entities are designed to protect the owners from personal liability and Read More

Corporate Transparency Act: Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”)published its final rule on September 30, 2022 implementing the Beneficial OwnershipInformation Reporting Requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act, added to the Read More

Understanding the Different Types of Hostile Work Environment Claims

A hostile work environment is created when unwelcome and offensive behavior makes one or more individuals uncomfortable, afraid or feel threatened in their place of employment. To constitute discrimination, the Read More

UPDATE: New California Law Passed Further Restricting the Use of Non-Competes

Effective January 1, 2024, California will further restrict the use of post-employment covenantsnot to compete by authorizing lawsuits against employers who include or seek to enforce voidnon-compete provisions. In its Read More

UPDATE: Representative PAGA Claims Survive After Individual Arbitration

The United States Supreme Court in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana divided PAGA claims into twobuckets: (1) individual PAGA claims; and (2) representative PAGA claims (a claim somewhat akin Read More

The End of Remote I-9 Verification

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”)/USImmigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) suspended the physical presence requirement of the Form I-9 verification Read More

California Local Minimum Wage Increased on July 1, 2023

The current statewide minimum wage rate in California is $15.50 for all employers. However, somelocalities across California have set their own higher minimum wage rate. For many of these localities,the Read More

Summary of Cal/OSHA’s Non-Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations

On December 31, 2022, the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”), expired after being in place since November 2020. On December 15, 2022, the California Occupational Safety & Health Standards (“Cal/OSHA”) Read More

California Supreme Court Says Meal/Rest Break Premiums Constitute “Wages”

In a much anticipated ruling, on May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Naranjo et al. v. Spectrum Security Services, I­nc.  Previously, the Court of Appeal held that Read More

Cal/OSHA Approves the Third Readoption of the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards

On April 21, 2022, Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to approve the Third Readoption of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”). The Third Readoption makes some changes to the ETS Read More

No More Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Claims

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” (also known as H.R. 4445). H.R. 4445 amends Read More

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster And FAQs Now Available

As we mentioned in our most recent  blog , the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave went into effect on February 19, 2022 for California employers with more than 25 employees. The Read More

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