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April 25, 2023
Last Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard an oral argument in Groff v. DeJoy, a case in which the Court is considering whether to overturn decades of precedent established in the 1977 case of TWA v. Hardison (“Hardison”). Hardison established that an employer is not obligated to accommodate an employee’s religion if the accommodation would create more than a “de minimis” burden on the employer’s operations, or an “undue hardship.”
April 20, 2023
Traveling for work can be a necessary part of many jobs, and it is important for both employers and employees to understand how to manage travel time and expenses. Do you need to pay your employees for travel time? Yes! California has specific laws and regulations that employers must abide by as it pertains to reimbursing employees for travel expenses.
April 18, 2023
Last month, US Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2023 (“ROP Act”) in Congress, a bill that seeks to increase the exempt salary threshold, thereby providing overtime protections to many more employees who are currently classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). If passed, the bill would update the FLSA, which was first enacted in 1938 and has not been significantly amended with respect to minimum wage and overtime exemptions since 2004.
April 13, 2023
What are Statements of Information? They are documents that are filed with the California Secretary of State that provide basic information about a business entity. It is essential to stay on top of filing it, as failing to file can result in significant consequences for your business.
April 12, 2023
Are you a business owner looking to safeguard your brand identity? In this video, we'll go over the crucial steps to securing your brand's future with trademarks. From conducting a thorough trademark search to identifying the appropriate filing basis and class, we'll cover everything you need to know to successfully register your trademark.
April 11, 2023
While California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act generally holds employers strictly liable for harassment by a supervisor, the recent decision in Atalla v. Rite Aid Corporation from the Court of Appeal establishes an important limitation for personal relationships between employees.
April 6, 2023
In a commercial real estate transaction, representations and warranties serve as statements of fact or assurances made by the parties involved. These statements help to allocate risks between the buyer and seller and provide a basis for legal recourse if a party's representations or warranties are found to be false or misleading.
April 5, 2023
Do you know what an employee must prove to win a whistleblower claim in California? As an employer, it's important to understand the burden of proof and take precautions to avoid potential whistleblower claims.
April 4, 2023
On February 17, 2023, the California State Senate introduced Senate Bill 809, which would ban criminal background checks by most private sector employers. SB 809 is currently pending review by the Senate Judiciary Committee and contains eight sections.
March 28, 2023
Jennifer Abruzzo, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB"), has released a guidance memorandum that provides further information on the NLRB's decision in McLaren Macomb. The memorandum offers guidance on the decision's practical impact, including its scope, retroactivity, lawful severance agreements, and confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses.