Author: Vanessa Greene

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Posted in Local Ordinances

California Local Minimum Wage Increases Starting July 1, 2024

Instead of the beginning of the year, several California cities and counties implement their local minimum wage rate increases on July 1. California employers with employees…

remote employee
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Posted in Hiring

Many Steps to Consider When Hiring Out-of-State Remote Worker

I run a business in California and would like to hire someone from a different state to work remotely. What, if any, additional steps should…

Los Angeles County’s New Fair Workweek Ordinance
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Posted in Local Ordinances

Los Angeles County’s New Fair Workweek Ordinance

Los Angeles County recently approved a fair workweek ordinance, which goes into effect on July 1, 2025. This new ordinance is similar to the City…

EEOC Releases Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance
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Posted in Discrimination Harassment

EEOC Releases Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance

On April 29, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its updated “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” This new guidance updates,…

FTC Effectively Bans Workplace Non-Compete Agreements
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Posted in Hiring Termination

FTC Effectively Bans Workplace Non-Compete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a final rule that effectively bans workplace non-compete agreements. The final rule includes: The final…

Asking Applicants about Vehicle Ownership May Be Discriminatory
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Posted in Hiring

Asking Applicants about Vehicle Ownership May Be Discriminatory

We’ve experienced challenges with employees being unable to come to work due to car troubles. In job interviews, is it OK to ask an applicant…

San Francisco Employers Must Submit Annual Reporting
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Posted in Local Ordinances

Certain San Francisco Employers Must Submit Annual Reporting by May 3, 2024

Every year, employers covered by the city of San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) and/or Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) must submit an Annual Reporting…

Los Angeles County’s New Fair Chance Ordinance
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Posted in Hiring Local Ordinances

Los Angeles County’s New Fair Chance Ordinance

Los Angeles County’s new fair chance hiring ordinance aims to ensure that individuals with arrest or conviction records are given fair consideration for employment by…

DOL Issues New Independent Contractor Rule
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Posted in Independent Contractor

DOL Issues New Independent Contractor Rule

On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule impacting the classification of workers as either independent contractors or employees….