New California Employment Laws for 2018

2018 is now fully upon us.  And with the beginning of a new year, one certainty is that there will be new employment laws to become familiar with in California.  Below is an overview of three new laws related to salary history inquiries, criminal history inquiries, and parental leave that employers should understand and begin […]

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Instructive Administrative Exemption Ruling for Staffing Firms

This alert addresses a recent 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, Perry v. Randstad Gen. Partner (US) LLC, 2017 WL 5560160 (6th Cir. Nov. 20, 2017) (See link to decision below), concerning classification of employees as exempt versus nonexempt.  “Exemption” classification, much like independent contractor classification, is highly fact intensive, nuanced and specific.  And, as […]

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Fall 2017 Employment Law Alerts and Updates

As we enter the fall season we want to alert you to three notable updates and alerts: (1) proposed federal independent contractor legislation, (2) federal exemption rule litigation and recent failed push for California legislation concerning the same, and (3) new notice requirements for new hires concerning domestic violence protections I. Proposed Federal Legislation to […]

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Legal Challenges and Constraints of Classifying Workers in the Gig Economy

At first glance, the recent San Francisco Business Portal publication entitled the “Freelancer Guide” – described as “an overview of what it takes to be a part of the gig economy in San Francisco” —authored by a conglomerate of San Francisco civic and industry leaders, appears to be a step in the direction of recognizing […]

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