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Ban the Box Update – California Passes “Ban the Box” Law

BAN THE BOX UPDATE Most employment application forms have an inquiry requiring applicants to disclose information about their prior criminal convictions before the employer even considers the applicant. The City of Los Angeles implemented a “ban the box” law earlier this year for employers with 10 or more employees (click here for additional information on… Continue Reading


Minimum Wage Increase – Effective January 1, 2018

Minimum Wage Increase – Effective January 1, 2018 As a reminder to California employers, the next phase of the minimum wage increase shall take effect January 1, 2018. Businesses should start to review their pay practices now to ensure timely compliance with the increase and how it affects overtime and exempt classifications. State Minimum Wage… Continue Reading


Employment Law Updates Impact California Employers

TWO IMPORTANT NEW BILLS IMPACT CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS Just before the October 15th deadline, Governor Brown signed many new pieces of legislation, many of which will have significant impact on California small businesses. We highlight two of the recent bills here. The first bill, the “New Parent Leave Act” mandates that employers with 20 or more… Continue Reading


New USCIS Form I-9 Effective September 18, 2017

USCIS FORM I-9 NEW FORM EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 As a reminder, the USCIS has updated the Form I-9 and Employers must begin using the new form effective today, September 18, 2017.  The new form has a revision date of “0/7/17/17 N”. Another significant change is the timing when the Form I-9 must be completed.… Continue Reading


DACA Update: Work Re-Verification Not Required

DACA Update: Work Re-Verification Not Required The State of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), has issued a news release following the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The LWDA has taken the position that employers are not required to undertake an immediate re-verification of any work authorization for a… Continue Reading