2020 Employment Law Update│Part 2

To learn more about the new and amended employment laws that could impact California businesses in 2020 and what changes to start preparing for, read Part One of our 2020 Employment Law Update here >>>  CASE LAW UPDATE WAGE AND HOUR ZB, N.A. v. Super Ct. of San Diego Cty., 8 Cal. 5th 175, 252 [...]

By | 2020-01-17T22:43:24+00:00 January 15th, 2020|Business Law, Estate Planning, Jerry Pearson, Lauren Naworski-Smith|Comments Off on 2020 Employment Law Update│Part 2

2020 Employment Law Update│Part 1

A new year often means new laws and changes to existing employment laws making it an important time for business owners and employers. 2020 brings many significant changes to the California Labor Code, most having gone into effect as of January 1, 2020. Protect your business and ensure you remain in compliance with California State [...]

By | 2020-01-16T19:33:29+00:00 January 14th, 2020|Business Law, Employment Law, Jerry Pearson, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2020 Employment Law Update│Part 1

Estate Planning Tips for Small Business Owners

Starting with your initial idea, building and owning a business can be an exciting venture from day one. Developing a proper business plan, securing financing, marketing, paying taxes and all of the other small, but significant, details will surely be some of the most challenging yet rewarding work that you will perform in your lifetime. But have [...]

By | 2020-01-16T17:04:48+00:00 August 29th, 2019|Business Law, Business Law & Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Kevin M. Danley|Comments Off on Estate Planning Tips for Small Business Owners

Employment Law Update | Sexual Harassment Training Laws Updated in the State of California

Employment Law Update | Recently, the State of California has updated their sexual harassment prevention training requirements for California employers. Previously, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act required employers with at least fifty employees (including temporary workers, independent contractors, employees outside of California) to provide two hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention [...]

By | 2020-01-24T19:49:20+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Business Law, Employment Law|Comments Off on Employment Law Update | Sexual Harassment Training Laws Updated in the State of California

Employment Law Update │ New Agricultural Overtime Rules begin January 1, 2019

Employment Law Attorneys helping employers navigate the new agricultural overtime rules effective January 1, 2019 As we enter the final quarter of 2018, it is important for employers to start preparing for the employment law changes that 2019 will bring. One critical change that has been widely discussed is the new overtime rules for Agricultural [...]

By | 2020-01-24T19:39:37+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Business Law, Employment Law, Jerry Pearson|Comments Off on Employment Law Update │ New Agricultural Overtime Rules begin January 1, 2019

New Court Decision Could Mean the End of Independent Contractors | Young Wooldridge, LLP

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, making it much more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors (rather than employees). The previous standard used for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors had been in place since the 1980’s and was [...]

By | 2019-04-03T17:21:40+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Business Law, Employment Law, Jerry Pearson|Comments Off on New Court Decision Could Mean the End of Independent Contractors | Young Wooldridge, LLP

Time to Revisit Employee Rest Period Policies

The California Labor Commissioner’s office recently updated its fact sheet on employee rest periods to clarify that an employer cannot require employees to stay on the work premises during their rest breaks. Employers have commonly required employees to remain on the premises during rest breaks. However, the California Supreme Court’s decision in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, [...]

By | 2019-04-03T17:21:55+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Business Law, Employment Law, Jerry Pearson|Comments Off on Time to Revisit Employee Rest Period Policies

2018 Employment Law Update | Part Three

  HARASSMENT M.F. v. Pacific Pearl Hotel Mgmt. LLC, 2017 WL 4831603 (Cal. Ct. App. 2017) M.F., a housekeeping employee who worked for a hotel, alleged she had been raped while working on the employer's premises by a drunk, nonemployee trespasser whom the employer knew or should have known was on the premises, and who [...]

By | 2019-04-03T17:22:04+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Business Law, Employment Law, Jerry Pearson, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 Employment Law Update | Part Three

2018 Employment Law Update | Part Two

CASE LAW UPDATE WAGE AND HOUR Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc. 865 F.3d 1261 (9th Cir. 2017) In response to three questions asked of it by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court opined as follows: 1. A day of rest is guaranteed for each workweek. Periods of more [...]

2018 Employment Law Update | Part One

As we welcome a new year, business owners and employers should also be prepared to welcome a number of significant new laws that could affect whether or not their business is in compliance with California State Law. This legislative update will address new labor laws and changes to existing laws that that could impact California [...]

By | 2019-04-03T17:22:26+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Business Law, Employment Law, Jerry Pearson|Comments Off on 2018 Employment Law Update | Part One
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