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Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

Sunday, October 13, 2019, was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign or veto legislation that the California Legislature passed in 2019. Employers need to be aware of a few significant new 2020 employment laws that may affect their daily business operations, policies and employees. Some new laws make significant changes while […]

Oct 15 2019 - General - James W. Ward Read More »

EEOC Asks Court to Confirm Pay Data Reporting Complete

And the EEO-1 pay data saga continues! On October 8, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a motion with the court, asking it to determine that the EEO-1 Component 2 data (also known as pay data) collection is deemed complete. In its motion, the EEOC reports, “[a]s of October 8, 2019, 75.9% of eligible […]

Oct 11 2019 - Reporting Requirements - Bianca Saad Read More »

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Franchisors Not Liable for Franchisee’s Labor Violations, Ninth Circuit Rules

Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important wage and hour decision related to joint employment, particularly for franchisors (Salazar, et al. v. McDonald’s Corp.). The court decided whether McDonald’s, a franchisor, was liable for wage and hour violations as a joint employer of its franchisee’s employees. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff class […]

Oct 10 2019 - Compensation, Hiring - Bianca Saad Read More »

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Power Outage Today? What You Need to Know About Paying Employees

Today, more than one million California residents are expected to be without power due to the first phase of PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff. Expected high winds combined with hot and dry conditions have prompted this shutoff, which is expected to leave customers, including businesses, without power until at least Thursday. If your business is […]

Oct 9 2019 - Health and Safety - Mike McCluskey Read More »

FMLA Leave When Foster Care Leads to Adoption

I have an employee who is going through counseling to become a foster parent. Is she eligible for the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) only after she gets custody of the child? Also, she is considering adoption if all goes well during the foster care. Does she get 12 weeks FMLA leave for […]

Oct 8 2019 - Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »