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GOVERNMENTAL MICROMANAGEMENT IN SAN JOSE

New “Opportunity to Work” Ordinance: Effective March 13, 2017, the City of San Jose’s Opportunity to Work Ordinance requires employers with 36 or more employees to offer additional work hours to existing, qualified part-time employees before hiring new employees, including subcontractors and use of temporary staffing services. The ordinance does not cover employees that are […]

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“BANNING THE BOX” IN LOS ANGELES

City Tightens Its Rules on Improper Use of Criminal Records to Deny Employment Effective January 22, 2017, the City of Los Angeles’ (City) Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) prohibits employers with 10 or more employees located or doing business in the City from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history by any means, […]

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EMPLOYERS MUST CHILL

New Regulations Coming to Prevent Heat Illness in the California Workplace California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB) created heat illness prevention regulations for outdoor workers in 2015. See New Heat Illness Prevention Measures Now in Place. Those regulations require specific protective measures for outdoor work, including provision of free, fresh, and “suitably cool” […]

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HIGH TIMES IN CALIFORNIA

HOW TO RISE ABOVE THE HAZE In November 2016, California voters approved The Adult Use of Marijuana Act, also known as Proposition 64 (California Health and Safety Code [HSC] sections 11357-11362.9) which allows adults 21 years of age or older to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes. Fortunately, Proposition 64 does not alter the […]

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Dealing with Internet Sour Grapes

Update Consumer Contracts Review Clauses Now These days, consumer reviews posted online can make or break a business. Some businesses have sought to prevent negative reviews through “gag clauses” – contractual provisions buried in form contracts that customers rarely read, much less are able to negotiate. New law now bars such blanket prohibitions while providing […]

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