Author: Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.

California Health Care Worker Minimum Wage Delayed Again
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Posted in Minimum Wage

California Health Care Worker Minimum Wage Delayed Again

California’s health care worker minimum wage gets delayed again — with a few possible start dates depending on certain circumstances. In 2023, Governor Gavin Newsome…

California Health Care Worker Minimum Wage Delayed One Month
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Posted in Minimum Wage

California Health Care Worker Minimum Wage Delayed One Month

Updated July 1, 2024: The California health care worker minimum wage was delayed again — with a few possible start dates depending on certain circumstances….

U.S. DOL’s New Overtime Rule
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Posted in Exempt/Nonexempt Overtime

U.S. DOL’s New Overtime Rule Increases Exempt Employee Salary Threshold

Tasked with implementing and enforcing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its final rule expanding overtime eligibility…

Texas Court Invalidates New NLRB Joint-Employer Rule
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Posted in Hiring Labor Relations

Texas Court Invalidates New NLRB Joint-Employer Rule

In 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule updating its joint-employer test, greatly expanding who may be considered a joint employer…

Addressing Workplace Relationships When Romance Is in the Air
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Posted in Harassment

Addressing Workplace Relationships When Romance Is in the Air

Today is Valentine’s Day — a fun holiday for many but also a great reminder and opportunity for employers to review policies and procedures related…

Berkeley Issues Fair Workweek Guidance
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Posted in Local Ordinances

Berkeley Issues Fair Workweek Guidance

As previously reported, in November 2022, the city of Berkeley passed a local ordinance providing for advance notice of schedules, adequate rest between shifts, offers…

Updated Wage Theft Notice Released
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Posted in Posters and Notices

Updated Wage Theft Notice Released

Federal and California law requires new employees to receive several pamphlets and notices about laws and programs like workers’ compensation, workplace sexual harassment, state disability…

California Paid Sick Leave Changes Guidance Released
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Posted in Time Off

California Paid Sick Leave Changes Guidance Released

As we rapidly approach January 1 — the date most new employment laws that Governor Newsom signed this year become effective — the one that…

Considerations for Back-to-Back Pregnancy, Family Leaves
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Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave Time Off

Considerations for Back-to-Back Pregnancy, Family Leaves

My employee of five years gave birth and would like to use California Family Rights Act (CFRA) child bonding time immediately following their pregnancy disability…

Time Off for Crime Victims: What’s Required Depends on the Crime
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Time Off for Crime Victims: What’s Required Depends on the Crime

An employee just informed me that they are a crime victim and need time off. What do we have to provide? Whether you must provide…