Category Archives: Employment Law Updates

FREE Webinar — California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

On Tuesday, September 1, from 2:00 pm –3:00 pm, the Fresno District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting a free training for small businesses to learn about California’s new Paid Sick Leave Law which went into effect … Continue reading

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Amendments to California Paid Sick Leave Law Effective Immediately

Significant amendments to California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, also known as the California Paid Sick Leave Law, went into effect immediately upon Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on Assembly Bill no. 304 on July 13, 2015. Key provisions … Continue reading

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San Francisco Formula Retail Worker Bill of Rights Amendments and Posting Updates

The proposed amendments to the San Francisco Formula Retail Worker Bill of Rights, listed below, have passed as of July 9, 2015. In addition, the OLSE has issued FAQs (click here to download) and a template notice of rights (click … Continue reading

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DIR Releases a Reminder for Employers: California Paid Sick Leave Law Goes into Effect Today

The Labor Commissioner and the Department of Industrial relations have issued a news release reminding employers that today California’s paid sick leave law goes into effect. “With California’s new paid sick leave law in effect, most workers now won’t have to choose … Continue reading

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HR Expert Q & A – Paid Sick Leave

When choosing between Paid Sick Leave’s (PSL’s) accrual method or the up-front (lump sum) method of distributing PSL, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Additionally, the work schedules, OT requirements, wage orders, and number of full-time, part-time, seasonal/temporary employees … Continue reading

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July 1 Compliance Alert: CFRA Posting/Regulations

California Employers: You must post the revised CFRA notice on July 1, 2015 if you are a: Private-sector employer with 50 or more part or full-time employees in 20 or more workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year, including … Continue reading

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Changes to CA Paid Sick Leave Law Passes State Assembly

With a week to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is pending in the Legislature to adjust how the law is implemented. AB 304 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), if passed and … Continue reading

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Emeryville Adopts Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave

On June 2, 2015 the City Council of the City of Emeryville passed its Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. According to information received from the city’s Economic Development and Housing Division Community Development Department, the new wage and … Continue reading

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San Francisco Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25

Voters in the city of San Francisco passed a ballot measure increasing the minimum wage. San Francisco already has a higher minimum wage than the state minimum wage. However, voters increased the wage to an even higher rate of $15.00 … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Leave: What You Need to Know.

The July 1 deadline for employers to begin providing paid sick leave benefits under California’s new mandatory paid sick leave law (the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014) is fast approaching. Employers need to familiarize themselves with the posting, … Continue reading

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