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Push Back On Local Minimum Wage And Paid Sick Leave

Posted in Wage & Hour

Over the past several years, many municipalities have taken labor and employment matters into their own hands, passing local laws requiring a higher minimum wage or paid sick leave beyond that required by the state or federal government.  Florida and Pennsylvania are pushing back on these local laws. On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia instituted an… Continue Reading

Washington Raises Minimum Wage And Provides Paid Sick Leave

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

In November 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative Measure No. 1433 (“IM 1433”) which provides for an incremental increase to the state minimum wage as of January 1, 2017 and also provides for paid sick leave benefits beginning January 1, 2018.  The stated intent behind IM 1443 is expressed in the initiative as follows: “BE IT… Continue Reading

California Labor Commissioner’s Opinion on Calculating Paid Sick Leave for Certain Employees

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

On October 11, 2016, the California Department of Industrial Relations (“Labor Commissioner”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the method of calculation for paid sick leave under Labor Code section 246 (the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014”) for employees paid by commissions and for exempt employees who also receive an annual bonus.  Here is… Continue Reading

California Governor Signs A Bevy Of Employment Laws, Vetoes A Few Others

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Wage & Hour

By:  Vida L. Thomas The 2014/2015 California legislative session may go down as one of the most productive in the state’s  history, in terms of legislation passed and signed into law.  According to the Associated Press, Governor Brown signed 808 bills, and vetoed 133 others.   Lest employers worry that they were left out of the… Continue Reading

Labor Commissioner’s First Opinion Letter On California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

On August 7, 2015, the California Labor Commissioner issued its first opinion letter on one discrete issue under the California Health Workplaces Healthy Families Act which requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.  The question posed to the Labor Commissioner was this:  If an employee currently works a regular 10 hour shift, and… Continue Reading

The Governor Agrees – Professional Cheerleaders are “Employees” and Employees are Entitled to Paid Sick Leave Pursuant to the Amended Healthy Workplaces-Healthy Families Act

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

The California Legislature has been pretty busy this year introducing various bills that will affect certain California employers.  Below is a brief summary of two bills recently signed by the Governor – one that amends the new mandatory sick leave law, and one that ensures that professional cheerleaders are treated as employees for purposes of… Continue Reading

Oakland Voters Pass Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance (Proposition FF)

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

On November 4, 2014, Oakland voters passed measure FF.  This measure establishes a minimum wage in the City of Oakland to $12.25 per hour beginning March 2, 2015.  This brings Oakland’s minimum wage increase in line with San Francisco’s minimum wage, which also increases to $12.25 effective May 1, 2015.  Proposition FF also requires that Oakland… Continue Reading

Correction to Blog Post Entitled “Governor Brown Signs Paid Sick Leave Bill Into Law”

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, Wage & Hour

While Governor Brown hailed the Legislature on August 30, 2014 for its passage of the new Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act” (Assembly Bill 1522) our prior post was incorrect when it stated that he signed the new bill into law on August 30th.  In fact, the Governor signed the new bill into law on September… Continue Reading

Governor Brown Signs Paid Sick Leave Bill Into Law

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

On August 30, 2014, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 1152 into law and said “tonight, the Legislature took historic action to help hardworking Californians. This bill guarantees that millions of workers — from Eureka to San Diego — won’t lose their jobs or pay just because they get sick.” The new law is called the… Continue Reading