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HAIRSTYLE DISCRIMINATION

California Aims to Protect Workers Against Race-Based Natural Hairstyle Bias Federal, state and local laws have long banned workplace racial discrimination. A recent trend seeks to expand such protections to various race-based traits, particularly certain hairstyles. Under California’s now-pending Senate Bill (SB 188), workplace dress or grooming policies prohibiting natural hairstyles, including Afros, braids and […]

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BUSINESS PROTECTION STARTS WITH THE BASICS

Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms Updated for 2019 We are now offering our 2019 revised materials, containing critical additions for compliance with important legal changes this year. Not the least of these are the modifications that have arisen from the #Metoo movement’s push for greater protections against all forms of workplace harassment. Our model […]

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AIMEE ROSALES IS FIRM’S NEW OFFICE MANAGER

Mrs. Aimee Rosales has been promoted to the position of Office Manager. Her larger role comes after over two years of success as technical assistant for our attorneys. Aimee has extensive executive and administrative experience in the humanitarian non-profit world. We are very pleased to have her take the reins of the firm’s management and […]

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ON THE HORIZON

Higher Required Salaries for Managers Nationwide? In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule raising the minimum salary amounts to qualify for executives, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It would have more than doubled the amount that employers had to […]

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PHONING IT IN

California Employers Must Pay Wages for Required Call-In to Confirm Day’s Work Schedule   Employers who require workers to call in to ascertain whether they are needed for a scheduled work shift will now need to rethink this practice. California Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) publishes “wage orders” containing regulations on wages, breaks, record-keeping and other […]

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LORETTA GARDEA IS FIRM’S CLIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

Ms. Loretta Gardea has joined the firm as our client services representative. Loretta has an extensive background in customer relations as well as experience with sales, marketing and product development. Loretta also speaks Spanish. She has an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Bakersfield College, was a foreign language major and attended Nevada School of Real […]

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SAFETY SAFEGUARDED

Required Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Posting in California California law requires most employers who have had more than 10 employees on payroll during the last calendar year to keep illness and injury records for each worksite. Covered employers must also conspicuously post at each worksite an annual accident and injury summary for the prior […]

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VALERIE CHAVEZ IS THE FIRM’S DIRECTOR OF PROMOTION AND MARKETING

Ms. Valerie Chavez now our firm’s director of promotion and marketing. Valerie comes to us with a background in service industry management, with experience and appreciation for client communications and security. She has pursued study in justice administration at Pasadena City College and is looking to continue her education within the legal profession. We welcome […]

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GENEVA WHITE IS NOW A FIRM TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Geneva White has joined the firm as a technical administrative assistant. Geneva comes to us with a background in public relations with former positions in commercial marketing design as well as full-time humanitarian non-profit work. She has studied at New York’s The New School for Social Research and Parsons School for Design.  Geneva is also a […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 – INDUSTRY WAGE ORDERS UPDATED FOR CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES

Don’t Forget to Post Your New California Wage Orders California employers must comply with one or more of the 18 California Industrial Welfare Commission’s (IWC) published “wage orders” applicable to their industry or profession. For example, Wage Order 1 applies to the manufacturing industry; Wage Order 4 to professional, technical, clerical, mechanical and similar occupations; […]

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