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NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2022

NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2022 It is a new year, with new employment laws.  Here’s a synopsis: No More Confidentiality Provisions In Settlement Agreements California law previously prohibited the use of confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements involving claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination.  Now, the legislature broadened...

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Posting of Employee Notices – New Law

Posting of Employee Notices – New Law Existing law regulates the wages, hours, and working conditions of any worker employed in any occupation, trade, or industry, whether compensation is measured by time, piece, or otherwise.  Under California Senate Bill SB 657, Section 1207 was added to the Labor Code, to...

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WHAT TO INCLUDE IN AN EMPLOYEE FILE

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN AN EMPLOYEE FILE Accurate recordkeeping and maintenance of personnel records is essential for an employer. Employers collect important documents relating to each employee throughout the employee life cycle and those records should contain the history of the employment relationship from employment application through exit interview. For...

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Employers – Reopening Businesses

Employers - Reopening Businesses The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) surprise relaxation of the COVID-19 mask guidance on Thursday, May 13th, puts us on a path to pre-pandemic life for fully vaccinated people.  But, employers should consider whether to relax pandemic health and safety protocols at the workplace...

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REMOTE AND IN PERSON EMPLOYEES CA LABOR COMMISSIONER IS COMING FOR YOU

REMOTE AND IN PERSON EMPLOYEES CA LABOR COMMISSIONER IS COMING FOR YOU Employers in California better get it right in the treatment of employees.  Any employee working in California must be paid under California laws, including remote employees.  The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) is tasked with combating...

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EMPLOYER GETS INDICTED FOR NO POACHING SENIOR EMPLOYEES AGREEMENTS WITH COMPETITORS

EMPLOYER GETS INDICTED FOR NO POACHING SENIOR EMPLOYEES AGREEMENTS WITH COMPETITORS Employers rarely get entwined in antitrust actions, but that is exactly what happened on January 7th of this year.  The Department of Justice indicted Surgical Care Affiliates LLC, which operates outpatient medical care facilities throughout the country.  The indictment...

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