By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Katherine A. Hren
Stephanie A. Kantor
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
July 12, 2017

California’s Domestic Violence Law provides protections for employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Employers with 25 or more employees cannot discharge, or in any way discriminate or retaliate against these employees for taking time off from work for related reasons.

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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Katherine A. Hren
Shant A. Kotchounian
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
June 30, 2017

New regulations slated to go into effect on July 1, 2017 will severely limit the rights of a California employer to use or solicit information about the criminal history of a job applicant or employee.

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Partner Matt Wakefield won a successful arbitration award on behalf of a major Southern California resort. The resort had discharged a restaurant server for theft when management found that he added an 18% service charge to two guest checks, after the guests signed their checks and drew a line through the space where a gratuity…

By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Katherine A. Hren
Justin T. Youngs
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
June 28, 2017

California employers are covered under both federal and state so-called “equal pay” legislation.

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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Matthew T Wakefield
Justin T. Youngs
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
June 21, 2017

In this issue of Compliance Matters, we discuss two recent National Labor Relations Board cases addressing employees who were fired for having publicly criticized their employers.

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The firm is pleased to announce that Linda Miller Savitt will be honored by the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel at its Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on June 15, 2017. Linda will be the 2017 Hall of Fame Awardee for her work on behalf of employers. The ASCDC, which was founded in…

By: Richard S. Rosenberg
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP Newsletter
June 12, 2017

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal has once again turned to some of the leading employment attorneys and experts in the region to get their assessments regarding the current state of labor legislation, the new rules of hiring and firing, and the various trends that they have been observing, and in some cases, driving.

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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Katherine A. Hren
Eric W. Mueller
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
June 1, 2017

Thanks to what’s now become a confusing patchwork of federal, state and local minimum wage requirements, that’s not an easy question to answer.

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On May 22, 2017, Linda Hurevitz and Zareh Jaltorossian won summary adjudication on behalf of a hospital in a case alleging claims for age and disability discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, retaliation, and misclassification/failure to pay overtime.  The court granted summary adjudication as to the plaintiff’s age-based claims, retaliation, breach of contract, failure to pay…

By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Jeffrey P. Fuchsman
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
May 11, 2017

Many employers may be surprised to learn that employees must generally be given at least one day off out of seven.

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