Author: Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.

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Posted in Benefits

Don’t Forget to Prepare Employee Flexible Spending Account Notices

As previously reported, the end of the year is a great time for employees to take advantage of any flexible spending account dollars (FSA) they…

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Posted in General

2019 Wacky Employment Law Situations

We may be overwhelmed with all the new employment-related laws coming January 1, but here are a few light-hearted (and downright wacky) employment law stories…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Addressing Workplace Romances After #MeToo

The #MeToo movement has shined a much-needed light on unwanted and unwelcome conduct in the workplace, but consensual romantic workplace relationships continue to be a murkier…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

Ruling Clarifies Meal, Rest Break Penalties Calculation

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the California Court of Appeal issued a long-awaited clarification of California’s meal and rest break penalty provision (Ferra v. Loews Hollywood…

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Posted in Overtime

Federal Overtime Final Rule Effective January 2020

As reported earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed an update to the federal overtime rules that would increase the salary threshold…

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Posted in General

Major Employment-Related Bills Sent to California Governor

We’ve wrapped up another legislative session in California at last. Friday, September 13 was the deadline for the Legislature to pass any bills. Governor Gavin…

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Posted in Independent Contractor

Ninth Circuit Decides to Not Go Back to the Future, Depublishes Vasquez Decision

The Dynamex saga is back for a sequel. In a brief yet temporary win for employers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals depublished its Vasquez…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

EEOC Pay Data Collection Portal Opens

On July 15, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opened its web-based portal to collect Component 2 data (also known as pay data.)…