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San Rafael Residential Care Business to Pay over $450,000 to 15 Workers

A San Rafael-based residential care business will have to pay more than $450,000 in wages, penalties and interest to 15 residential care workers. The Labor Commissioner’s Office (Office) secured the settlement for the workers, who suffered overtime and other wage theft violations. “Employers who steal wages from their workers will be held accountable, meaning we […]

Oct 3 2018 - Labor Relations, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

Governor Signs New California Employment Laws for 2019

With a few strokes of his pen on September 30th, 2018, the last day to sign or veto bills, Governor Jerry Brown altered the landscape for California employers in a number of significant ways. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills Lactation Accommodation (AB […]

Oct 2 2018 - Labor Relations - Ellen Savage, J.D. Read More »

Updated Guidance on Paid Family Leave Tax Credit Issued by IRS

An updated guidance on a tax credit for employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees has been issued by the IRS (Notice 2018-71). The tax credit applies regardless of whether an employer has fewer than 50 employees and therefore is not covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) […]

Sep 28 2018 - FMLA/CFRA, Paid Family Leave - Ellen Savage, J.D. Read More »

Local Ordinance Updates Are Coming on October 1

This October, employers who have employees in the City of Berkeley or the City of San Francisco will have updated local ordinances to follow as well as making sure to have the most up-to-date notices posted in their workplaces. Berkeley Minimum Wage Increase On October 1, 2018, Berkeley’s minimum wage rate will increase from the […]

Sep 24 2018 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad Read More »

In-Depth Look: Joint-Employer Standard and Liability Under California Law

Last week, we posted about the proposed rule recently announced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which would change the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). As a reminder, the NLRA covers all employers involved in interstate commerce (subject to certain jurisdictional limits), except airlines, railroads, agricultural operations […]

Sep 24 2018 - Labor Relations - Bianca Saad Read More »