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Nikki Mahmoudi is an associate in the Firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. Nikki earned her J.D. from UCLA Law and received her B.A. in International Relations from UC Davis.

New laws in 2024 expand workplace protections for employees regarding their current and past cannabis use. Nikki Mahmoudi and Tomiwa Aina review these changes, previewed in our 2024 Employment Law Update seminars, in this episode of California Employment News.Continue Reading California Employment News: Expanded Workplace Protections Regarding Cannabis Use

California law requires private employers with 100 or more employees and/or 100 or more workers hired through labor contractors to annually report pay, demographic, and other workforce data to the Civil Rights Department (CRD). This year, the pay data reporting portal opened on February 1, 2024, and employers have until May 8, 2024 to submit their annual reports. To aid employers, the CRD released updated FAQs as well as new versions of the pay data reporting Excel templates, a user guide, and training slides. The FAQS are available here. Continue Reading The California Civil Rights Department has Released New Guidance for Employers Required to Report Workforce Data

New legislation coming into effect in 2024 could have CA employers facing greater risks when it comes to using and enforcing non-compete agreements. Ryan Abernethy and Nikki Mahmoudi discuss the enforceability of non-compete agreements in this installment of California Employment News.

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California will see an increase to minimum wage in January 2024 and has already seen some minimum wage increases in individual jurisdictions earlier this year. Nikki Mahmoudi and Tomiwa Aina review these changes in this episode of California Employment News.Continue Reading California Employment News: Minimum Wage Increases in July 2023 and January 2024