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October 4, 2022
Last Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s pay transparency law (SB 1162) which, among other things, will amend California Labor Code (“Labor Code”) section 432.3 to require employers with 15 or more employees to include pay scale information in job postings. The law will also require employers to provide current employees with the pay range for their job upon request and will impose a records retention requirement for job titles and wage histories.
September 29, 2022
Continuing with our 3in3 series, in this video, we discuss (1) having big-name board members, (2) protecting your business with arbitration agreements, and (3) time management and priorities.
September 27, 2022
On September 18, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2188 into law which prohibits discrimination against an employee based on their use of cannabis outside of work. More specifically, the law prohibits discrimination in hiring, termination, and other employment decisions based on the consumption of cannabis while off the job. While the law does not come into effect until January 1, 2024, California employers should begin preparing now to ensure compliance.
September 22, 2022
Under the California Code of Civil Procedure (the “CCP”), a statutory offer to compromise (codified as the CCP section 998 offer) allows for either the plaintiff or defendant to propose a reasonable, good faith offer of settlement. A 998 offer (the “offer”) is beneficial to both parties as it saves time, money, and resources. It shortens the time of the legal process and gives the other party a financial incentive to resolve matters with ease.
September 21, 2022
The Terms and Conditions is a written contract between parties for the sale of a piece of equipment, machine, or other types of goods in question. In this video we will go over the five important parts you should focus on when creating terms and conditions for your business: (1) a precision description of the items to be purchased, (2) pricing details, (3) warranty terms, (4) remedies, and (5) any risk of loss terms.
September 20, 2022
On Thursday, September 15, 2022, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal/OSHA") issued guidance on protecting employees from monkeypox (the “Guidance”). The Guidance applies to workplaces covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Disease standard (the “ATD”) (Title 8 Code of Regulations Section 5199), including health care facilities, medical transport, police services, public health services, laboratories, and more.
September 15, 2022
In this 3in3 video, we are doing things a bit differently as we talk about (1) Kevin Durant & the Nets, (2) Elon Musk & Twitter, and (3) Donald Trump & Special Master.
September 13, 2022
Amendment of the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) by the California Privacy Rights Act (the “CPRA”) in 2020 will see a new set of compliance requirements for employers beginning on January 1, 2023. These requirements concern the collection of personal information by companies subject to the CCPA. The personal information at hand relates to employers’ employees, job applicants, and actual or prospective business customers, vendors, and suppliers.
September 8, 2022
Details. They matter in life, law, and leases. One of the most overlooked details is a lease’s notices provision. What Is a Notices Provision? Simply put, a notices provision specifies the sole and exclusive means and manner by which the parties to a lease must communicate any lease-related information, such as any proposed amendments, extensions, and terminations of the lease.
September 7, 2022
A separation agreement, also known as a severance agreement, is a legal contract governing the specific terms of an employee’s separation from employment. In this video, we will go over several areas where your HR-approved, standard form separation agreements are deficient and could leave you vulnerable: (1) Scope of Release, (2) Non-Disparagement, and (3) Confidentiality.