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January 5, 2023
A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, or a combination of these things that identifies your goods or services—it will be how customers recognize your brand in the marketplace and distinguish you from your competitors. Prior to trademarking your brand, there are 3 critical steps you must complete.
January 4, 2023
Are you aware that certain information must be included in your employee's wage statements? In this video, we will discuss the laws regarding what must be included in their wage statements.
January 3, 2023
After nearly an 18-month delay, the US Congress passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ("PWFA") and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (“PUMP Act”) with bipartisan support. Signed by President Biden on Thursday, December 29, 2022, these two laws will expand rights for pregnant, post-partum, and nursing employees.  
December 29, 2022
Our readers have often heard of the phrase “personal guaranty” but are unsure what a “personal guaranty” is. Today, we’ll help dispel some of the mysteries surrounding the same.
December 27, 2022
It may be the end of time rounding in California. Earlier in October of this year, the Sixth District Court of Appeal in Camp v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (“Camp”) held that where an employer “can capture and [have] captured the exact amount of time an employee has worked during a shift” must fully compensate employees for all time worked, rather than rounded time, even if the rounding practice is neutral on its face.
December 22, 2022
Whether an employee is resigning or has been terminated, it is imperative that an employer complies with California’s final paycheck laws. Penalties for failing to do so can quickly add up and be extremely costly for an employer.
December 20, 2022
On December 15, 2022, the California Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal/OSHA”) Standards Board adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulation (“Regulation”), which modifies Title 8 of the General Industry Safety Orders. Once Cal/OSHA’s current emergency temporary standards (ETS) expire on December 31, 2022, the new Regulation will take effect from January 1, 2023, through until December 31, 2024.
December 15, 2022
From news and social media companies like Twitter, Buzzfeed, and Meta, to multinational corporations like DoorDash and Amazon, a wave of mass layoffs has swept the US in 2022.
December 13, 2022
Employee Benefits Security Administration of the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a new rule titled “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights” (“the Rule”), which clarifies how and when fiduciaries of 401(k) and similar retirement plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) can make investment decisions that promote environmental, social, or governance (“ESG”) goals or reflect ESG considerations. The Rule will take effect on January 30, 2023.
December 8, 2022
For a variety of reasons, employers often prefer to resolve employment-related disputes through arbitration, rather than a typical lawsuit in a state or federal court. In this video, we will discuss employee arbitration agreements and a couple of factors to consider when implementing them.