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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 – DON’T BE LEFT HOLDING THE BAG

Employers May be Liable For Unpaid Wages to Subcontractor’s Workers   Section 218.7 of the Labor Code, effective January 1, 2018, made contractors responsible for wage and benefit payments to employees of subcontractors who fail to make those payments. It permitted a contractor to require proof of wage and benefit payments from subcontractors and to […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 – NURSING MOMS AND THE WORKPLACE

  California employers must make reasonable efforts to provide their lactating employees with the use of a room or location – other than a toilet stall – in close proximity to the employee’s work area for the employee to express breast milk in private. Effective January 1, 2019, amended California Labor Code section 1031 will […]

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PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATION IN CALIFORNIA

New, Simpler Certification Form for Disability Leave, Transfer and Other Reasonable Accommodation The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers with five or more on payroll to provide pregnancy disability leave, transfer and/or other reasonable accommodation due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. A woman is “disabled by pregnancy” if her […]

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EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR – FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2019

Reserve Your Seat Now For the Annual Employment Law Seminar In a one-day session offered in mid-January and again in February, employment law specialist Tim Bowles will cover the structure and span of current workplace law from a management perspective, including the significant changes for 2019 in California. This employment law seminar is a must […]

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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 22

THAI RESTAURANTS BARBEQUED Three Southern California Outlets and Owners Must Pay Workers Over $1,000,000 for Wage Theft On October 3, 2018, the Labor Commissioner’s Office announced that it has cited Sanamluang Café in North Hollywood, Orchid Thai Cuisine in Arcadia, and Orchid Thai in Baldwin Park, a total of $1,065,646 for wage theft violations. The […]

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS? IT DEPENDS

Radically New Dynamex Test Only Applies to Certain Employee Classification Cases This past spring, the California Supreme Court inexplicably tossed out its decades-old “multi-factor” independent contractor test in favor of a far more stringent three-part “ABC” test. (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court).  See, Independent Contractor Status in California Now Falls Under Radically Different […]

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LEADING THE WAY TO SUCCESS

Partner Cindy Bamforth Advises Conference for Work Experience Educators The California Association of Work Experience Educators (CAWEE) is a state-wide professional association that since 1965 has been providing training and education on child labor laws and employment laws compliance, helping their members in turn to prepare their students for life within the workforce. On October […]

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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 21

EEOC Signals Wide Discrimination Protection for the Emotionally Disabled Contending employers must walk an extra mile to accommodate emotionally troubled workers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced settlement of its disability discrimination lawsuit against Triton Management Services, LLC (Triton). See also, San Diego Tribune, October 10, 2018. In March 2016, while out-of-state, Triton’s […]

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SCARED WITLESS

Hold the Line on Over-the-Top Halloween Costumes All Hallows’ Eve. That spooky time of year when witches, vampires and zombies roam the land. From management’s perspective, however, the scariest Halloween costumes are those which are too revealing or are otherwise offensive to others in the workplace. For example, earlier this year a lingerie website began […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019

SILENCE IS NOT FOR SALE Hush Money for Sexual Harassment, Assault and Retaliation Now Prohibited in California Effective January 1, 2019 In response to the #MeToo and #WeSaidEnough movements and effective January 1, 2019, California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) 1001 bans settlement agreements prohibiting public disclosure of “factual information” related to any civil lawsuit […]

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