By Melinda Garcia | Published May 16, 2017 | | |
The most recent lawsuit brought against retail giant Nike proves that no company, no matter how big or small, is immune to California’s labor laws. This past week, Nike was handed a wage and hour lawsuit in California. A former employee is responsible for bringing the suit against the athletic-wear powerhouse. According to Omran Hamid, Read MoreRead More
On October 5, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill confirming that hospital employees and other employees in the healthcare industry can continue to waive one of their two meal periods. Healthcare workers that work 12 or more hours in a given day are entitled to two meals, but they have an Read MoreRead More
Thanks to cell phones, laptops, and other mobile devices, communication between employers and employees is just a few clicks away. Because of how pervasive a presence smart technology has in our lives, it is easy to assume that even if you send an email at 9 p.m. on a Friday night, it will be read Read MoreRead More
Labor laws are constantly changing, and it is important that California employers keep up with those changes so that they do not unknowingly violate any of them. The Pleasanton business attorneys at Garcia & Gurney, ALC ensure that our clients are in compliance with new and old California labor laws, both for their own protection Read MoreRead More
With the Holidays upon us, it is a good time to brush up on California’s labor laws regarding holiday pay and time off. Many employees throughout the state assume that all major holidays and even some minor ones are treated as paid vacation days. Furthermore, they assume that if they work on a holiday, they Read MoreRead More
It is rare that an individual will go an entire year without getting sick, and whether we like it or not, chances are that if we fall ill, it will be on a workday. This is an irrefutable fact of life that not even the strictest of employers can argue with, which is why most Read MoreRead More
As the economic outlook becomes more stable in the U.S., more and more corporate mergers are taking place, with 2015 seeing a record high of $5 trillion in deals (Harvard Law School Forum On Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation). 2016 is anticipated to surpass deals made in 2015, which can mean great news for the Read MoreRead More
Many companies hire independent contractors to do any number of tasks, from running weekly payroll to providing copywriting services. Typically, independent contractors are a lot cheaper to hire than full-time employees, as employers are not required to offer independent contractors benefits, they are not restricted to offering a set amount of hours, they do not Read MoreRead More
There is sometimes a perception abroad that Americans do not take sufficient time off of work, and that we are more focused on the “almighty dollar” than on enjoying the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness granted to us by our founding documents. Given some countries’ liberal leave policies, it is not a mystery as Read MoreRead More
You may be wondering if your employees are exempt from overtime. Few employees meet the qualifications for these exemptions, but they do exist. Here, we will cover the overtime exemptions in California to help you decide if your employees are covered. With employment law, it is better to be safe than sorry, and if you Read MoreRead More
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