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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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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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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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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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Janet S. Soultanian
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
April 28, 2017

During the Obama Administration, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) began a rule making process to update and increase the minimum salary needed for a person to qualify for an overtime exemption under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Katherine A. Hren
Philip L. Reznik
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
April 7, 2017

Late last year, Congress made permanent the provisions of a four-year pilot program to provide protection for “whistleblowers” working for federal contractors and their subcontractors.

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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Jeffrey P. Fuchsman
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
March 31, 2017

In a case of first impression involving commissioned sales employees, the California Court of Appeal recently held that commissioned employees must be paid hourly at the minimum wage for time spent on paid rest breaks or other non-sales duties.

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