Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 Yes, another California employer mandate – paid sick leave. California is only the second state in the nation to institute mandatory paid sick leave. On September 10, 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1522, the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Effective July 1, 2015, the law requires […]

Alcohol and the Company-Sponsored Event

If your company throws holiday parties or other social events for its employees, the recent California appellate court holding in Purton v. Marriott International, Inc., should make you reconsider whether to serve alcoholic beverages at such events. In Purton, a California appellate court held that an employer could be liable for its employee’s off-duty accident […]

2013 Employment Law Update

Each year California employers face a flurry of new employment laws. With a new governor, 2013 is no different. The following is a summary of the more relevant and generally applicable new California employment laws. Social Media Privacy Law for Employees Employees’ and applicants’ privacy rights regarding social media sites has been one of the […]

Employers Must Have Written Commission Agreements

Are your commission agreements in writing? If not, we need to talk.  Effective January 1, 2013, all employees working in California who are compensated on a commission basis (whether as their entire compensation or partial compensation) must have a written agreement setting forth how commissions are computed, how and when commissions are earned, and how […]

California’s Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011

California’s Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011 (WTPA), which takes effect January 1, 2012, adds new record-keeping requirements for employers. The Act adds a new section to the California Labor Code that is similar to a law recently passed in New York. The WTPA requires employers to provide written notice to employees at the time […]