In recent years, California employers have seen legislation requiring that they advise their employees in certain situations about their right to consult with legal counsel. For example, in 2021 Senate Bill 331 (“Silenced No More Act”) amended section 1001 of the California Code of Civil Procedure, as well as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to require, among other things, that a severance and release agreement contain a provision notifying the employee or former employee that they have the right to consult an attorney regarding the agreement. This notification under California law is separate and apart from the requirements under the federal Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (as part of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act) which also provides for such notice for employees over the age of 40.

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Weintraub attorneys Shauna Correia and Lukas Clary as they discuss the new PAGA reform, offering insights on how it impacts California employers and steps they can take to stay compliant in the latest episode of “California Employment News.”

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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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