New California Employment Laws for 2016

By | 2017-05-24T20:18:45+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Wage & Hour, Whistleblower|

Along with New Year resolutions, 2016 brings us a host of new laws affecting the employment arena. Here is a short summary of a few of these new laws: Minimum Wage Increase:  Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is increasing to $10 per hour. Employment Discrimination: Effective January 1, 2016, AB 987 [...]

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Overview of New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employees

By | 2015-01-05T21:12:46+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Discrimination, Employment Law, FMLA Leave, Maternity/Pregnancy Leave, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour|

The CalChamber Employment Law Counsel recently published a white paper, titled "An Overview of New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employers." The white paper identifies some of the noteworthy new employment laws from the California Legislature.  The range of subject matters the new laws affect include: (1) Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Protections; (2) Leaves of Absence; (3) Wage [...]

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California Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Plaintiffs in Mixed Motive Employment Discrimination

By | 2015-01-06T14:32:57+00:00 March 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|

A recent unanimous decision by the California Supreme Court offered both plaintiffs and defense lawyers some reasons to celebrate while denying either side a complete win. In Harris v. City of Santa Monica, the court was asked to review the correct standard for determining liability in mixed motive discrimination cases.  Harris involved a city bus [...]

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