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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


Holiday Celebrations: Eat, Drink, Be Merry But… BEHAVE YOURSELF

As the holiday season approaches and as we look forward to celebrating with our friends and colleagues, employers must keep in mind the “do’s and don’t’s” of office holiday parties. With some careful planning employers can avoid or minimize the post-holiday party headaches and the potential legal claims and liabilities that could follow. It is also… Continue Reading