Author: Bianca Saad

Supplemental Notice to H-2A Agricultural Workers
Posted in Posters and Notices

Must Provide Supplemental Notice to H-2A Agricultural Workers Beginning March 15, 2024

California’s Notice to Employee pursuant to Labor Code section 2810.5 (also referred to as the Wage Theft Notice) underwent some changes that became effective January…

Posted in Workplace Policies

PAGA Plaintiffs Keep Standing for Representative Claims After Individual Claims Compelled to Arbitration

On July 17, 2023, the California Supreme Court issued a significant ruling around the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA), which authorizes “an aggrieved…

Posted in Workplace Safety

California Employers Owe No Duty of Care to Household Members to Prevent COVID-19

On July 6, 2023, the California Supreme Court issued a significant ruling related to “take-home-COVID-19” — and it’s one that can be celebrated by all…

Posted in Discrimination

What Three Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Mean for California Businesses

Just before the U.S. Supreme Court broke for recess at the end of June, it issued several landmark decisions, some of which have caught the…

Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave Workplace Policies

Pregnant, Nursing Workers Gain More Federal Protections

While California employers were preparing for 2023 new employment-related laws, two new federal laws for employers may have flown under the radar. Passed as part…

Posted in Compensation Hiring

CA Labor Commissioner’s FAQs on Pay Scale Disclosures

As 2023 gets closer, the California Labor Commissioner’s office released FAQs addressing some of employers’ lingering questions about the new pay scale disclosure requirements starting…

Posted in Training

Mandatory Training Deadline Looms for Alcohol Servers, Managers

Businesses licensed to serve alcohol should be preparing for their upcoming alcohol server training and certification requirements, based on the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program…

Posted in Compensation

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Increases on July 1

On June 9, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced an increase in the standard mileage rate for the second half of 2022. Although this…

Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

SMARTER Plan: Governor Newsom Unveils Next Phase of State’s COVID-19 Response

In a sign suggesting that California may be finally moving past the pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the release of the California SMARTER plan: The…

Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Workplace Posting Now Available

As previously reported, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 114 into law on February 9, 2022, which has revived COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave…