California’s New Fast Food Worker Law Put on Hold

California’s New Fast Food Worker Law Put on Hold

On Friday, January 13, 2023, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the implementation of California’s FAST Recovery Act (the “Act”) (AB 257). The law, which was pending a statewide referendum, would have established a Fast Food Council that would set industry-wide standards for wages, working hours, and other working conditions related to the health and safety of fast food employees. It was set to go into effect at the beginning of this year.

An Employee’s Final Paycheck

An Employee’s Final Paycheck

As business lawyers, we are often asked questions about when an employee’s final paycheck is due and what penalties are assessed for a failure to comply with California’s final paycheck laws. Whether an employee is discharged or quits, an employee must receive timely payment of their wages in accordance with Labor Code Sections 201-203. This article addresses basic information employers must be aware of in order to be in compliance with such Labor Codes.

FTC’s New Proposed Rule: Will Non-Competes Be No More?

FTC’s New Proposed Rule: Will Non-Competes Be No More?

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a proposed rule that would ban employers from imposing non-compete clauses with employees (“Proposed Rule”). If adopted, it will make it easier for employees to switch jobs and will impact employee compensation structure and the protection of confidential information.

5 Important Privacy Policy Updates for 2023

5 Important Privacy Policy Updates for 2023

In California and other states, new regulations are taking effect regarding the privacy rights of consumers. The California Privacy Rights Act gives residents of California more control over the personal information that businesses collect about them. Businesses subject to these regulations should update their privacy policies to include all required disclosures and notices of consumer rights. In this video, we will go over the 5 important ones you should include in your policy.

Changes to Criminal Background Checks in California Under FEHA

Changes to Criminal Background Checks in California Under FEHA

The Civil Rights Council of the California Civil Rights Department has released its latest draft revisions to the Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations governing an employers’ use and consideration of a job applicant’s criminal history in making employment decisions under the California Code of Regulations, Title 2, § 11017.1.

Congress Passes New Workplace Protections for Pregnant and Postpartum Employees

Congress Passes New Workplace Protections for Pregnant and Postpartum Employees

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.