Tag: Employer

February 17, 2022
lthough there are some exceptions, most employees in California must be paid the minimum wage. It is well known that employers must comply with federal and state minimum wage laws. Less known is that employers must comply with local (regional) city and county minimum wage laws, which may be more generous than their federal or state counterparts.
February 16, 2022
Last week, the United States Senate passed H.R. 4445, titled “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.”  The bill, which President Biden is expected to sign into law, will make pre-dispute arbitration agreements between employers and their employees unenforceable when it comes to sexual harassment or sexual assault disputes.
January 25, 2022
California Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins reached an agreement on Tuesday to require employers to provide workers with up to two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave to recover from COVID-19 or care for a family member with the virus. If passed, this law would be retroactive from January 1, 2022, extend until September 30, 2022, and would apply to businesses with 26 or more employees.