New Legislation and Regulations

By:  Duyen T. Nguyen

This law would create a “right to request” for San Francisco employees who are caregivers for children or dependents the right to make requests of their employers for changes to their working arrangements in order to meet caregiving responsibilities. An employer would have a duty to consider and respond to an employee’s request.


Continue Reading San Francisco Proposes Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

By: Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

On September 25, 2013 Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 10 into law. Under the new law the statutory minimum wage for California employees will increase from $8 per hour to $9 per hour as of July 1, 2014. Then, on January 1, 2016, the statutory minimum wage will increase to $10 per hour.


Continue Reading Notice To Employers – Audit Your Compensation Plans Based On The Increase To California’s Statutory Minimum Wage

On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown, signed into law AB 241, providing overtime to nannies and other domestic workers in California. The new law requires employers to pay time-and-a-half overtime to any nanny, housekeeper, or personal attendant who works more than nine hours in one day, or 45 hours in a week. Coupled with California’s new $10 minimum wage by 2016, your nanny or housekeeper will soon cost you an overtime rate of $15 per hour.

Continue Reading Nanny State Gives Nannies Overtime Under New California Law

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many mandates for both individuals and employers. While the main employer mandate facing certain large employers (the “play or pay” penalty) has been delayed until 2015, the ACA still requires employers who are otherwise covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), to provide a notice to their employees by October 1, 2013 explaining the new Health Insurance Marketplace (“Marketplace”).
Continue Reading Employers: Don’t Forget to Provide Your Employees with Timely Notice Under the Affordable Care Act

By:   Duyen T. Nguyen

Civil Code §52.6 requires specified businesses and other establishments, as of April 1, 2013, to post a notice informing the public and victims of human trafficking of telephone hotline numbers to seek help or report unlawful activity. There are specific posting mandates, language requirements, and penalties for failure to post.


Continue Reading Certain Businesses Must Post Public Notices Regarding Rights of Victims of Human Trafficking