The so-called “Fight for 15” – those widespread protests for a $15 minimum wage – are so passé now! As of July 1, 2023, West Hollywood takes the crown for the highest mandated minimum wage in the United States at $19.08. Why they didn’t just top it off at $20 is anyone’s guess. (Not to … Continue Reading
The long-running feud between California and the “gig economy” shows no sign of ending soon. On April 28, 2023, the State of California submitted a petition to the Ninth Circuit in Olson v. California, No. 21-55757 (9th Cir.), seeking review or a rehearing before a new panel of judges, after a Ninth Circuit panel in … Continue Reading
From various employment law implications to managing employees working remotely, employers are faced with unprecedented challenges amid the COVID-19 crisis. As Proskauer’s Coronavirus Resource Center continues to supply advisable tips for clients worldwide, Anthony Oncidi, Cole Lewis and Nayirie Mehdikhani step in with advice for California-based employers as they devise their contingency plans. Read their … Continue Reading
Employers: have you thought about the true implications of waiving arbitration? When considering how to end sexual harassment issues in the workplace, prioritizing training and policy review may be a better course. Read more in Anthony Oncidi’s latest column in the Los Angeles Daily Journal: https://lnkd.in/dcMBBFm… Continue Reading
Thompson Reuters has just published our “handy guide” for choosing and using employment practices liability insurance (“EPLI”). The article is attached. There are a number of important things to keep in mind when considering your options and using these insurance policies if and when an employment claim is made or threatened. Please let one of our employment … Continue Reading
On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, I will be speaking at the 2010 Employment Law Update telephonic conference sponsored by CEB. It is always a lively and informative program, and I encourage you to enroll. The program runs from 1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific). One hour of MCLE credit is available. Details after the break.… Continue Reading
California legislators have introduced a series of bills that, if enacted, would further expand liability for employers and would significantly increase the cost and risk of doing business in California. Not surprisingly, the California Chamber of Commerce has labeled these bills “job killers.” In a related development, California’s unemployment rate hovers at 12.6% — the … Continue Reading
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