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Your Employee Has a Side Job

Your Employee Has a Side Job An estimated 57 million Americans are pursuing side jobs and that number is growing.  Employees have a right to do what they want when not working, however, side jobs are a stressful and controversial issue for employers.  Working a second job may be just...

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CALIFORNIA EXPANDS BENEFITS FOR PAID FAMILY LEAVE

CALIFORNIA EXPANDS BENEFITS FOR PAID FAMILY LEAVE California created the first Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) law 20 years ago.  Now, California’s new PFL benefits expand leave benefits and gradually increase the amount paid to lower-wage employees who use the benefits.  The new law phases in an increase in benefits.  By...

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California Labor Commissioner Recovers $282,000 for Wage Citations

California Labor Commissioner Recovers $282,000 for Wage Citations New lien authority assists in recovery of money for employees not paid for all time worked The Labor Commissioner’s Office recovered more than $282,000 for wage theft violations affecting 22 car wash workers in Long Beach, who were not paid for the...

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Treble Damages For Diversion Of Partnership Funds

Treble Damages For Diversion Of Partnership Funds The California Supreme Court decided on July 21, 2022, in the case of SIRY INVESTMENT, L.P. v. FARKHONDEHPOUR a trial court may award treble damages and attorney’s fees under Penal Code section 496, subdivision (c) in a case involving (not trafficking of stolen goods...

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NEW PAY TRANSPARENCY LAW

NEW PAY TRANSPARENCY LAW There is another new law in California effective January 1, 2023 – the wage transparency law under Labor Code 432.3, which requires employers of 15 or more employees to include the pay scale in job postings, and for all employers to provide this information upon request....

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Cannabis in the Workplace

Cannabis in the Workplace Effect January 1, 2024, California employers cannot “discriminate” against employees based on the employee’s use of cannabis off-the-clock and away from the workplace.  While off-duty use of cannabis is legally protected, the new law does allow employers to fire or suspend workers for possessing, using, or...

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HOPEFULLY THE LAST COVID-19 CDPH SUBSTANTIVE UPDATE

HOPEFULLY THE LAST COVID-19 CDPH SUBSTANTIVE UPDATE On September 13th, the California Department of Public Health ("CDPH") issued another COVID-19 order for health care and school workplaces[1] that, while it does not rescind other areas, does rescind weekly testing requirements for health care workers (“HCW”) who had not vaccinated (but...

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Small Business Bankruptcy

Small Business Bankruptcy Faster.  Easier.  There is a Small Business Reorganization Act that now streamlines existing rules for small businesses to restructure successfully under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  There are requirements for what qualifies as a small business, but generally, it can be a business corporation or limited...

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