Wage & Hour

URGENT CA: California Pay Transparency 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, SB 1162 was signed into law, which aligns California with a growing national trend mandating pay transparency in the workplace. This sweeping new law imposes two significant requirements on covered employers: job-posting requirements and pay data disclosures. The law requires public and private employers with 15 or more employees to include …

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URGENT CA: California Extends the Supplemental Paid Sick Leave through December 31, 2022

AB 152 extends the California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (CA SPSL) rights until December 31, 2022.  Although the time in which workers may use COVID-19 supplemental leave will be extended by three months, this Bill does not provide additional leave time for those employees who have already exhausted their COVID-19-related leave time in 2022. Under …

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URGENT CA: California Updates Premium Payments for Meal and Rest Break Violations

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]On July 15, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that will increase California employers’ potential liability for missed meal, rest and recovery breaks. In that decision (Ferra V. Lowes Hollywood Hotel LLC.), the Court unanimously held that employers …

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URGENT CA: Minimum Wage Rate Changes Effective July 1

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]On July 1, 2021, the minimum wage rate will increase in a number of cities/counties across California, including Los Angeles and San Francisco:   Alameda   Berkely  $16.32 Emeryville  $17.13 Fremont  $15.25 (Large Employers), $15.00 (Small Employers) Los Angeles  …

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Monthly Compliance Calendar Alert – Keep Your Company Compliant in June: Hours, Classifications, and Payment of Wages

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URGENT OR: OR-OSHA Mandates COVID-19 Posters

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President Biden Issues Executive Order Requiring $15 Minimum Wage to be Paid to Workers on Government Contracts

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]On April 27, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to pay a $15 minimum wage to workers on federal contracts and to federal contract workers with disabilities and directing the incremental elimination of …

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URGENT CA: Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance on Fully Vaccinated Employees

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]On May 5, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health—known as Cal/OSHA—issued much-awaited FAQs, which provide clarity on whether employers must continue to exclude fully vaccinated employees from the workplace if they were exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case (at …

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CA: Ninth Circuit Applies AB 5 Against Interstate Motor Carriers

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″]Synopsis: Back in January 2020, a federal district court enjoined the State of California from enforcing AB 5 against interstate motor carriers. Now, in a split 2-1 decision, a Ninth Circuit panel has reversed the district court, on the …

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URGENT IL: Illinois Bans Salary History Inquiries

Effective, September 29, 2019, Illinois employers are now prohibited from seeking or inquiring about a job applicant’s wage or salary history with any current or former employer. Illinois’s new ban on salary history inquiries prohibits employers from requesting and/or requiring that applicants disclose information regarding their salary history as a condition of being interviewed, considered for …

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