LAX Living Wage Ordinance Rescinded, But Businesses Still Need to Be Aware
February 5, 2007 - 5:39 PM
On January 31, Los Angeles City Council unanimously rescinded the ordinance that would have applied the city's living wage ordinance to a select few hotels located on Century Boulevard near LAX under terms of a compromise with city business leaders. However, many questions still exist as to the final terms of the compromise, which includes...
California Court Creates New Cause of Action for “Negligent Failure To Prevent Retaliation.”
February 1, 2007 - 4:56 PM
In Taylor v. Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power, 144 Cal.App.4th 1216 (2006), the Court of Appeal recently handed plaintiffs lawyers a favorable holdings for use against California employers in retaliation lawsuits.
Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment.
By way of background, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), generally creates three distinct causes of action...
Office of Administrative Law Disapproves FEHC Regulations on AB 1825
February 1, 2007 - 4:53 PM
On Tuesday, January 30, the Office of Administrative Law ("OAL") informed the Fair Employment Housing Commission ("FEHC") that it would not approve the regulations submitted by FEHC on December 14, 2006 regarding the requirements of AB 1825, the existing law that requires California employers with 50 or more employees to provide sexual harassment training to all supervisory employees every two...
San Francisco’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
January 23, 2007 - 12:00 AM
What It Is And What Employers Need To Do
On February 5, 2007, San Francisco will become the first city in the country to require that employers offer paid sick leave to their employees. As with so many 'firsts,' this mandate leaves many questions unanswered while companies scramble to understand both what the new law requires, and...
Nancy Berner of CDF Quoted on NPR’s Morning Edition and in the San Francisco Chronicle
January 23, 2007 - 12:00 AM
Nancy Berner in Calton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP's San Francisco office was quoted on NPR's Morning Edition and in the San Francisco Chronicle regarding the repercussions in the business community as a result of the city's new law requiring sick leave for employees. On February 5, 2007, San Francisco will become the first city...
Final Proposed Regulations On Sexual Harassment Training
January 22, 2007 - 4:52 PM
As previously posted here, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission has been busy finalizing its proposed regulations to help California employers implement the new California sexual harassment supervisory training law, Government Code Section 12950.1 (AB 1825).
On November 14, 2006, the Commission adopted its final proposed regulations and submitted the regulations to the Office of Administrative Law ("OAL")...
California 2007 Employment Law Update
January 22, 2007 - 1:46 PM
On January 16, 2007 Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP's attorneys conducted a presentation on the new laws facing California employers in 2007 and developing legal issues that employers should be aware of over the next year.
Some of the topics discussed included:
The increase in California's minimum wage and implications for exempt employees
Clarification of law...
“Wal-Mart Bill” Preempted By Federal Law
January 19, 2007 - 4:27 PM
Maryland law requiring corporations with 10,000 or more workers to spend 8 percent of their payrolls on health insurance, or pay the difference into a state fund was found to be preempted by Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). By a 2-to-1 ruling, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Baltimore found that...
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