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Navigating Newly Charted Waters

Annual Seminar for Employers All-Day Session Will Cover Employment Legal Essentials, New Workplace Laws for 2017 Friday, January 27, 2017 & February 24, 2017 2017 brings significant change in California workplace laws that employers must know and apply. Over an intensive day-long session, labor and employment law specialist Tim Bowles will present his annual review […]

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HOT OFF THE PRESSES

Minimum Wage Rates List Updated for 2017   California’s local minimum wage ordinances continue to spread like wildfire. Since publishing our Minimum Wage Rates For 2017 article two weeks ago (December 16, 2016), the City of San Leandro enacted their own minimum wage rates and regulations. This updated 2017 list includes San Leandro’s ordinance as […]

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What’s New for 2017

California Imposes Controls on Janitorial Businesses Requirements Include Registration and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training   California Assembly Bill (AB) 1978, enacted September 2016 as the Property Services Protection law (the Act), will require janitorial service providers to register annually with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and to provide sexual harassment training to […]

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What’s New for 2017

IRS Lowers Mileage Rate by One-Half Cent to 53.5   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a decrease of its optional standard mileage reimbursement rate for an employee’s business miles from 54 cents to 53.5 cents, effective January 1, 2017. The government bases its standard mileage rate on an annual study of fixed and […]

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California Increases Minimum Wage Rates For 2017

California minimum wage will increase to $10.50 per hour on January 1, 2017 for employers with 26 or more employees (smaller employers will continue to pay $10.00 per hour until January 1, 2018) then increase each year until reaching $15 per hour in 2022. See California’s Gradual Increases in Minimum Wage, to Reach $15.00 Per […]

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What’s New for 2017

SINGLE OCCUPANT TOILET FACILITIES MUST BE ALL-GENDER AS OF MARCH 1, 2017   A new California law, Health and Safety Code section 118600, requires that business establishments, places of public accommodation, and state or local government agencies must designate their single-user toilet facilities as all-gender facilities. The law provides that such facilities are those that […]

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California Revises Overtime-Exempt Minimum Hourly Rates

For Computer Professionals and M.D.s Effective January 1, 2017   California Labor Code sections 515.5 and 515.6 exempt certain computer software professionals and licensed physicians and surgeons from overtime compensation as long as they receive at least certain specified minimum hourly rates of pay. As we recently covered in Overtime – Exempt Physicians and Surgeons […]

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Home Care Organizations Get Ready Now:

Unannounced Inspections to Commence Soon California’s Home Care Organization Consumer Protection Act (the Act) required all home health care organizations (HCOs) to obtain a license from the Home Care Services Bureau (HCSB) of the Department of Social Services (DSS) by July 1, 2016 and to register their home care aides with the HCSB. See, You […]

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