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Employees to Be Allowed to Record Liens Against Employer Property for Alleged Unpaid Wages?  Whaaat?

April 28, 2014 - 10:18 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

Just when you think that California cannot get any more employer-unfriendly, the California Legislature reminds us that it actually can.  The latest reminder is legislation that was recently introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Mark Stone (AB 2416) to allow employees to record liens against their employers’ property for alleged unpaid wages.  That’s...
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San Francisco Employers Must Limit Criminal History Inquiries

April 16, 2014 - 2:29 PM

By: Robin E. Largent

San Francisco has joined several other cities in enacting “ban the box” legislation to restrict the ability of private employers to inquire about and consider criminal history information for employment purposes.  San Francisco’s recently enacted Fair Chance Ordinance takes effect August 13, 2014.  The Ordinance applies to private employers located or...
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Obama to Seek to Narrow Federal Overtime Exemptions

March 13, 2014 - 9:22 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

News media are widely reporting that President Obama intends this week to direct the Department of Labor to materially revise the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations pertaining to overtime exemptions so that fewer employees will qualify for an exemption from overtime.  Obama's move relies on his executive authority to revise the...
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Proposed Amendments to CFRA Regulations Published

March 7, 2014 - 10:23 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

On February 21, 2014, California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) published proposed amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations.  These regulations are intended to clarify some aspects of the existing regulations and also to adopt many of the recent amendments to the federal FMLA regulations to make the two acts...
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IRS Announces New Mileage Reimbursement Rate

December 18, 2013 - 9:44 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

Yesterday the IRS announced the 2014 optional standard mileage reimbursement rates.  Beginning January 1, 2014, they decrease one-half cent from the current rates in effect, and are as follows: 56 cents per mile for business miles driven; 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes; and 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations (same as...
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SF Family Friendly Workplace Poster Available

December 17, 2013 - 11:11 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

San Francisco employers are reminded that the city's new Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO) takes effect January 1, 2014 and requires employers to consider employee requests for flexible or predictable work arrangements to assist with caregiving responsibilities.  Our prior post on this new ordinance is here.  This new local ordinance requires San Francisco employers...
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San Francisco Adopts Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, Increasing Cost of Employing Workers in the City by the Bay

October 14, 2013 - 2:46 PM

By: Robin E. Largent

Last week, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, giving employees the right to request flexible work schedules or other accommodations to help the employee with childcare obligations and other similar household obligations.  The ordinance of course provides legal remedies to an employee whose rights under the...
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New California Law Expands Missed Meal and Rest Period Premium Pay to Missed “Recovery” Periods

October 14, 2013 - 1:50 PM

By: Robin E. Largent

Last week, California’s Governor signed into law SB 435, which provides for one hour of premium pay for missed “recovery periods.”  This new law amends Labor Code section 226.7, which California employers know as the law providing premium pay for missed meal and rest periods.  (Basically, it’s a penalty...
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