Author: Bianca Saad

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Posted in Labor Relations

Labor Commissioner Releases “Blacklist” of Port Trucking Companies

A new law, SB 1402, went into effect on January 1 of this year and imposes joint liability on client employers who hire port drayage…

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Posted in Labor Relations

NLRB Extends Comment Period on Proposed Joint-Employer Rule

In September 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published its new proposed rule for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)….

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Posted in Local Ordinances Minimum Wage

Reminder: Redwood City MWO Effective January 1, 2019

Redwood City’s recently adopted Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) will go into effect January 1, 2019, at which time qualifying employees must earn at least $13.50…

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Posted in Independent Contractor

Independent Contractors’ ‘ABC Test’ Limited to Claims Arising Under a Wage Order

You may remember our previous blog post about the California Supreme Court’s rather groundbreaking decision about which test should be applied when determining whether an…

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Posted in Harassment

EEOC Claims Spike One Year After #MeToo Movement Takes Off

Preliminary data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) demonstrates a heightened awareness in the workplace about sexual harassment since the #MeToo movement took…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Local Ordinance Updates Are Coming on October 1

This October, employers who have employees in the City of Berkeley or the City of San Francisco will have updated local ordinances to follow as…

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Posted in Labor Relations

In-Depth Look: Joint-Employer Standard and Liability Under California Law

Last week, we posted about the proposed rule recently announced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which would change the standard for determining joint-employer…

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Posted in Labor Relations

NLRB Proposes Rule to Change Joint-Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made good on its promise to revisit the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Special Salary History Rules for San Francisco City Contractors and Subcontractors

Effective July 1, 2018, San Francisco’s Consideration of Salary History Ordinance (CSHO), also referred to as the Parity in Pay Ordinance, bans employers from considering…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Local Ordinance Changes Coming July 1

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more. On July 1,…