In this episode of California Employment News, Lukas Clary and Ryan Abernethy discuss the regular rate of pay, its unusual features, and the risks of employers getting it wrong. Continue Reading California Employment News: The Regular Rate of Pay and Risks of Getting it Wrong

This article was first published on Law360 on July 11, 2022.  Reprinted by permission.

For many of us, the pandemic has changed where we work, how we work and the things we are juggling while we work since March 2020. The number of individuals who are acting as caregivers while also working fulltime or part-time jobs outside of the house is at an all-time high.[1]

Caregiving responsibilities extend to spouses and children, parents and other older family members, and relatives with disabilities.

California employers are left questioning (1) what they are obligated to do for employees who also act as caregivers, and (2) what they may want to do for employees who also act as caregivers in order to promote recruitment, retention and work-life balance.  Continue Reading Katie A. Collins in Law360: Employer Duties As Pandemic, Caregiver Law Evolve

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles City Council has approved an ordinance to increase compensation for healthcare workers, who they have referred to as “the backbone of the COVID-19 response.” The City Council has indicated that adequate compensation will help address the burnout, retention challenges, and worker shortages affecting healthcare workers in Los Angeles. It is anticipated that the mayor will sign the ordinance. The ordinance will become effective 30 days after the mayor’s signature. Continue Reading City of Los Angeles Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Ordinance