On July 1, 2024 Governor Newsom signed SB-92 and AB-2288 into law, which instituted sweeping reforms to California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). PAGA was passed 20 years ago to provide a private mechanism for employees to pursue claims on behalf of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (“LWDA”) against employers for alleged Labor Code violations. PAGA was meant to improve compensation for and benefit workers in California, but in practice has largely benefitted plaintiffs’ attorneys, which was why reforms were necessary.

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This week on “California Employment News,” Shauna Correia joins Entertainment attorney Scott Hervey on “The Briefing” to discuss the FTC’s recent final rule banning post-employment non-compete clauses and how it will affect non-scripted or reality television talent.

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Meagan Bainbridge and Lukas Clary from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group dive into the California Supreme Court case Huerta vs. CSI Electrical Contractors. Discover the key takeaways for employers on what constitutes compensable work time for pre- and post-shift activities in this latest installment.

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It’s Pride month: rainbow flags are flying, social media avatars are changing, and parade planning is in full swing. In addition to celebrations, California businesses can use this important month to review their practices and policies to ensure an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ employees. Although creating a supportive work environment is a kind and empathetic thing to do, it’s also the law. More about that later, but first: a checklist. Not all of the following are mandatory requirements; some suggestions may be aspirational. However, reviewing these options is an excellent place to start to ensure that we all respect the rights of our LGBTQ+ employees and comply with the law.

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Essential leave laws every CA employer should know!  Weintraub Tobin attorneys Meagan Bainbridge and Ryan Abernethy break down the key points and provide practical advice on managing these leaves in the latest installment of California Employment News.

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