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Floating holidays - why employers may want to keep them from floating into California

April 29 2013 "Floating Holidays" are typically a fixed number of personal days that employees may use at any time during the year over and above any vacation…

Employee training: paid or unpaid?

January 7 2014 Virtually all employers are aware that, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), they are required to compensate employees for all hours…

Plaintiffs' bar embraces Reptile strategy and defense bar responds

October 4 2013 Reptile strategy has taken the plaintiffs' bar by Storm. The Reptile theory asserts that you can prevail at trial by speaking to, and scaring, the…

Termination “without cause” – it’s not necessarily termination “without fault”

May 1 2012 Historically, health care provider employers and employees have tended to use termination “without cause” as a proxy for termination “without fault.”

Court finds potential liability for sending cease and desist letter

June 3 2013 As in-house counsel or the human resources director, you have probably received a frantic phone call from the business folks telling you that a…

Podcast: Owner’s Outlook: HCA’s Clint Russell on Health Care Construction Pricing and Innovation - Diagnosing Health Care

September 15 2022 In this Episode of the Diagnosing Health Care Podcast: Since the beginning of 2022, prices for construction services and materials have seen…

Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … Determining and Changing Workweeks

September 15 2022 Perhaps one of the most important terms of art under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), an employer’s designated…

Video: The Union-Friendly Biden NLRB, California’s FAST Act, and Pay Transparency in California - Employment Law This Week

September 14 2022 As featured in #WorkforceWednesday: This week, we look at labor law and pay developments from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in…

No More Exceptions: What to Do When the California Privacy Exemptions for Employee, Applicant and B2B Data Expire on January 1, 2023

September 8 2022 California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) give consumers substantial rights regarding the disclosure and…

The High Price of a Seat at the Fast-Food Council Table: A.B. 257 Brings Rising Labor Costs to the Fast-Food Industry

September 8 2022 On September 5, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law A.B. 257, also known as the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery…