18 Dec 2020
December 18, 2020

Cal-OSHA issues COVID-19 rules for all employers

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Cal-OSHA recently enacted new emergency guidelines that apply to nearly every employer in California. These rules are in effect immediately. An informative Fact Sheet can be found here.In short, all employers must do the following: Establish and implement a written COVID-19 Prevention Program that has detailed information regarding workplace hazards, methods of prevention, and systems for.. read more →

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18 May 2020
May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Return to Work Guidelines

May 18, 2020 1 Comment

As the State continues to allow additional businesses to reopen, each company must be careful to ensure that they are providing a safe environment for their employees and that they are following State and local requirements. The following are general guidelines and additional resources that businesses can use if they intend to reopen.   Evaluate Risk.. read more →

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01 Apr 2020
April 1, 2020

Families First Information

April 1, 2020 0 Comment

Many employers may be required to pay employees up to 80 hours of sick leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) that was recently signed by President Trump. This new law states that if an employee is subject to an “isolation” order, the employer must provide up to two-weeks (80 hours) of paid.. read more →

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14 Sep 2016
September 14, 2016

New Federal Requirements for Exempt Employees

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Beginning on DECEMBER 1st, 2016, the federal minimum salary for those falling under executive, professional and administrative exemptions will increase to $913/wk or $47,476/yr from the current rate of $455/wk or $23,660/yr. These minimums must be met to classify an employee as exempt from overtime and meal/rest periods. This will be the first time in recent.. read more →

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14 Sep 2016
September 14, 2016

New Paid Sick Leave Requirements for Los Angeles Employers

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As of JULY 1ST, 2016, employers within Los Angeles city limits will have to offer DOUBLE the paid sick leave time (48 hours/6 days) that is currently required by state law (24 hours/3 days). Eligible employees are those who have worked for the same employer for 30 days or more within one year of employment. Employees may.. read more →

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02 Mar 2016
March 2, 2016

David De Castro Honored as 2016 Super Lawyer!

March 2, 2016 0 Comment

David De Castro was selected to the 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers list in Employment Law. This is the fourth straight year that Mr. De Castro was selected to this elite group. Only 5 percent of all attorneys are chosen each year. Mr. De Castro advises businesses and business owners in employment law with the.. read more →

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02 Mar 2016
March 2, 2016

New Employment Laws for 2016!

March 2, 2016 0 Comment

MINIMUM WAGE GOES UP!! Minimum wage has increased from $9.00 per hour to $10.00 per hour! Effective January 1st.   FAIR PAY ACT The new law attempts to bridge the gap in pay between the sexes by requiring employers to pay the same wages/salary to men and women in the same or similar positions. Employers may.. read more →

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10 Feb 2015
February 10, 2015

David De Castro honored as 2015 Super Lawyer

February 10, 2015 0 Comment

David De Castro was selected to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list in Employment Law. This is the third straight year that Mr. De Castro was selected to this elite group. Only 5 percent of all attorneys are chosen each year. Mr. De Castro advises businesses and business owners in employment law with the.. read more →

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The California Legislature just passed a new law that will require most employers to pay for up to 3 days of sick leave for employees. Each employee will accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. After 90 days of employment, employees can begin using their paid sick days. The sick days.. read more →

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17 Dec 2013
December 17, 2013

2014 New Employment Laws

December 17, 2013 0 Comment

2014 New Employment Laws The California legislature was busy again this year, passing many new employment related laws. Here is a list of several new laws that may affect your business: 1. Military or veteran status is now a class protected from discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. 2. Volunteer firefighters, reserve.. read more →

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