Workplace social events play a crucial role in fostering camaraderie among employees, boosting morale, and enhancing overall workplace culture. However, these events can also pose legal challenges for employers.
The federal district court in California recently granted final approval for a $3 million settlement in a wage dispute brought by Redfin real estate agents. The lawsuit, known as Bell v. Redfin Corp., involved allegations that Redfin misclassified agents as independent contractors and failed to pay proper wages, overtime, and premiums.
An arbitrator has found “just cause” for a nurse’s termination after she violated her employer’s social media policy by making offensive Facebook comments regarding demonstrations over the murder of George Floyd.
On October 11, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 848, which takes effect on January 1, 2024. SB 848 grants leaves of absence for reproductive-related losses and deems it an unlawful employment practice for employers to deny an eligible employee’s request for up to five (5) days of leave following a reproductive loss event.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law Senate Bill (“SB”) 497, a landmark piece of legislation designed to make it easier for employees to establish retaliation claims in the workplace. The new law will go into effect on January 1, 2024.
In the post-COVID world, remote work has become an integral part of the modern business landscape. Whether you are a small startup or a large corporation, the ability to offer flexible work arrangements is not only a competitive advantage but, in some cases, a necessity. However, the shift towards remote work comes with its own set of legal considerations that businesses must navigate to ensure both compliance and success.
Discover the evolving landscape of workplace communication in this insightful video. Learn about the legal rights employers have to monitor employee communications and the crucial importance of having clear, documented policies. Delve into the reasons behind monitoring, striking the delicate balance between business interests and employee privacy.
On October 4, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 616, amending California’s Paid Sick Leave Laws, with the changes set to take effect on January 1, 2024.
Contracts serve as the foundation of trust and cooperation between parties. When two or more parties enter into a contract, they expect all parties involved to fulfill their obligations as agreed upon. However, in reality, breaches of contract can and do occur. Handling a breach of contract can be a complex and challenging process, but with the right knowledge and approach, you can navigate it effectively.
Employers often grapple with crucial questions about compensation, employee classification, and policy structure. Getting these answers wrong can lead to hefty consequences.