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Seminar on Top Pitfalls of New 2013 Employment Laws

  Saturday, February 9, 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm Pasadena Senior Center 85 E Holly Street, Pasadena, CA  91103   Over an intensive day-long session, labor and employment law specialist Tim Bowles will help get you up-to-speed on the significant 2013 changes in California employment laws.  These include key developments on how employers must specifically structure […]

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Brinker Decision and Rest Periods

California Employers Get a Break The California Supreme Court has recently clarified this state’s workplace rest period laws.  Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum) (April 12, 2012). California law requires employers to provide their hourly employees with one paid 10-minute rest break for every four hours worked or “major fraction thereof.”  The Court confirmed […]

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Top New California Employment Laws for 2012

Over the past several months, we have been alerting our readers to important California labor laws new in 2012.  Here’s a summary: California’s Wage Theft Prevention Act; Employers Must Supply an Additional Detailed Written Notice to Most New Hires: In addition to existing written notification requirements (including rights to equal employment opportunity, minimum wage and […]

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California’s Exemptions from Overtime Pay

California’s workplace overtime rules do not apply to those workers who qualify for exemption under one or more categories, including: ● Executive Exemption:  Executive employees are exempt from overtime if paid on a salary (current minimum is $640 per week; $2,773.33 monthly) and if primarily (over 50%) engaged office or non-manual management of at least […]

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A California Employer’s Guide to New Laws 2012:

Personal Liability and Mandatory On-Line Flogging for Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors We recently warned of the economic risks for an employer who chooses to cut corners by classifying a regular worker as an independent contractor.  A wide range of California and federal agencies have the power to impose back taxes, interest and penalties upon […]

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Employee Meal and Rest Periods

Are California Employers Responsible if Workers Skip Them? California companies must provide non-union workers with at least a 30 minute unpaid meal break between shifts and at least a ten minute paid break during each shift. See, “Employee Meal Periods and Rest Breaks, California’s Basic Requirements for R&R,” April 8, 2011. However, even though the […]

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When It’s Time to Contact an Employment Lawyer

Knowing When to Call for Reinforcements  There’s a saying that no-one likes lawyers … until you need one.  While experienced and knowledgeable managers are usually capable of handling basic employment issues, there are pitfalls in the more complex or high stakes situations for which consultation with an employment and labor lawyer is probably a good […]

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Immigration Law Requirements for Employers

Federal law requires every employer hiring any individual in the United States to verify the prospect’s identity and employment authorization through completion of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. An employer must complete an I-9 form for every person hired,  even if there’s just one employee in the business.   It is improper for a company to […]

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Constructive Discharge

When Employers May be Liable for “Causing” a Resignation As an employer, you might assume the company is immune from any wrongful termination claim if an employee quits on his or her own accord.   However, a worker may still prove a business is responsible for wrongful “constructive discharge” even when he or she has deliberately […]

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