Category Archives: Employment

  • Consumer and Employment Law Updates

    November 12, 2019 CONSUMER LEGISLATION AND CASE DEVELOPMENTS CALIFORNIA EXPANDS DATA-BREACH NOTIFICATION LAW: California’s security breach notification law requires businesses that incur data breaches involving “personal information” to notify the individuals affected and, where more than 500 California residents are notified, the California Attorney General.  Assembly Bill 1130, signed into law by Governor Newsom on […]

  • California Employment Law Update

    CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE October 22, 2019 In addition to several key new California laws summarized in our October 16, 2019 E-Alert, recapped below are several cases impacting California employers decided thus far in October. CLARIFYING MEAL AND REST PERIOD PENALTY CALCULATIONS:  On October 9, 2019, a California appellate court, in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood […]

  • Governor Newsom and the California Legislature Let Fly a Grand Slam of New Employment Laws for 2020

    Governor Newsom and the California Legislature Let Fly a Grand Slam of New Employment Laws for 2020 As the 2019 Legislative season ends, California employers will find it’s a whole new ballgame for 2020.  New laws passed by the legislature, and signed into law by Governor Newsom, will make it harder to establish independent contractor […]

  • California’s Crowning Achievement: California Becomes First State to Ban Natural Hairstyle-Based Discrimination

    California’s Crowning Achievement: California Becomes First State to Ban Natural Hairstyle Based Discrimination August 7, 2019 Last month, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a novel anti-discrimination bill into law, making California the first state to ban natural hairstyle-based discrimination.  S.B. 188, also known as the Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair, or “Crown […]

  • Are Your Background Checking Disclosure and Authorization Forms Up to Date?

    March 28, 2019  All employers who use the services of a background checking agency to procure a background check report on an employment applicant should know that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requires that the applicant sign a written disclosure and an authorization before the report may be obtained.  Specifically, to ensure the […]