Employers Prepare for New Changes to CA’s Pay Data Reporting

Employers Prepare for New Changes to CA’s Pay Data Reporting

As you may already know, California law requires private employers with 100 or more payroll employees to file an annual Payroll Employee Report. The California Civil Rights Department has recently implemented several key changes to this year’s reporting requirements—and State issued templates for reporting the same. Therefore, employers should understand these changes before initiating the data collection process and submitting a Pay Data Report, which is due on May 8, 2024.

California Employers to Notify Employees of Void Noncompete Agreements by February 14

California Employers to Notify Employees of Void Noncompete Agreements by February 14

In October 2023, California introduced a new law mandating that employers must issue individualized written notices to their current and former California employees by February 14, 2024, informing them that any noncompete clauses or agreements with their employers are rendered void and unenforceable under California law.

Trial Courts in California Cannot Strike PAGA Claims on Manageability Grounds

Last Thursday, January 18, California’s Supreme Court held in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. that trial courts lack inherent authority to strike a Private Attorneys General Act claim on manageability grounds. The ruling resolved a prior split of authority on whether PAGA claims may be stricken where there is no manageable way to try them.

Executive Employment Agreements: 5 Key Points

Executive Employment Agreements: 5 Key Points

In the dynamic landscape of business, executives play a pivotal role in steering companies toward success. To ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between executives and organizations, the use of employment contracts is imperative. These legally binding agreements delineate the terms and conditions of employment, safeguarding the interests of both parties.