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New California Family Rights Pregnancy Disability & New Parent Leave Poster Requirement

New California Family Rights Pregnancy Disability & New Parent Leave Poster Requirement- April 1, 2019 The Department of Fair Employment and Housing has updated its poster on the California Family Rights Act and Pregnancy Disability Leave to include information about the recently enacted New Parent Leave Act (NPLA). California employers with 50 or more employees… Continue Reading


Employers Beware ….“On-Call” Time May Be Considered Paid Time

In a recent California Court of Appeal decision, the Court held that employees scheduled for “on-call” or “call-in” shifts may be entitled to “reporting time pay” even if the employee does not physically report to work. Summary of the Facts The employer, Tilly’s, is a retail operation. The employees were assigned both “regular” shifts where they… Continue Reading


New California Poster Required

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) publishes posters that provide information to employers and employees pertaining to California’s civil rights laws. These posters must be displayed in the workplace. The DFEH also publishes several brochures and fact sheets with further details regarding discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The brochures are to be provided… Continue Reading


More New Employment Laws for 2019

In a follow-up to our newsletter following Governor Brown’s signing of many new employment law bills, the below summarizes some of the additional new pieces of legislation impacting employers in 2019. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS – AN UPDATE The law relating to independent contractors following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court… Continue Reading



As a reminder, effective January 1, 2019, the state of California and many local cities and counties will have the next step in their minimum wages increase. Below is a summary of these increases. STATE OF CALIFORNIA The State’s minimum wage will increase as of January 1, 2019. The minimum wage amount is dependent on the number… Continue Reading