Author: Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.

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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Posted in Time Off

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…

New NLRB Joint-Employer Test
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Posted in Labor Relations

Yet Another New NLRB Joint-Employer Test

Over the last decade, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a pattern of overruling itself in how it determines whether an entity can be…

Medical Certification Important for Workers’ Comp Claim Absences
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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Medical Certification Important for Workers’ Comp Claim Absences

We have an employee with an active workers’ compensation claim. We agreed with the employee that he would work a normal 40-hour-per-week schedule with exceptions…

EEOC’s New Five-Year Strategic Enforcement Plan
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Posted in Discrimination Harassment

EEOC’s New Five-Year Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP)

On September 21, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2024 through 2028. As previously…