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New California Employment Laws to Take Effect in January 2019 and Beyond

USA - December 3 2018 In 2018, as in past years, the California legislature has been busy. A number of new and noteworthy employment laws will go into effect on January 1...


Wake up and smell the coffee: California Supreme Court limits use of the de minimus doctrine as a defense to claims for small amounts of unpaid wages

USA - August 21 2018 Except in limited circumstances, Employers in California can no longer avoid liability for unpaid wages even if the unpaid amounts are de minimus, or...

Jamie L. Lopez.


Easy as ABC: California High Court Mandates New Test for Independent Contractors-Most Workers Should Now be Classified as Employees

USA - May 2 2018 On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court reversed a long standing precedent that provided employers with some flexibility in classifying...


California Employers Beware: Big Changes in the Employee Hiring Process Take Effect January 1, 2018

USA - November 13 2017 On January 1, 2018, California Assembly Bill 1008, known as the “Ban the Box” law, will take effect regulating employers decisions to deny...

Madeleine K. Lee.


California’s New Regulations Limiting Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions: What Employers Need to Know

USA - June 30 2017 On July 1, 2017, amendments to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Regulations take effect, further restricting the consideration of criminal...

Madeleine K. Lee.