04 Jan 2018
January 4, 2018

New Laws for 2018!

January 4, 2018 0 Comment

The California legislature was busy once again, enacting several new laws that will impact California employers. Here is a list of some of the most critical laws: Salary Information Employers will be prohibited from seeking salary history information from applicants and/or past employers. Employers will be required upon reasonable request to provide the pay scale.. read more →

09 Nov 2017
November 9, 2017

Beware of Retaliation Claims!

November 9, 2017 0 Comment

New Senate Bill 306  Allows Employee to Force Reinstatement On October 3, 2017 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 306. This law will allow an employee or the labor commissioner to obtain a court order that the employee be reinstated while the employee’s retaliation claim is pending. When the law goes into effect.. read more →

25 Jan 2017
January 25, 2017

New Laws for 2017

January 25, 2017 0 Comment

California legislators did it again! They passed a myriad of new laws that impact employers. Here is a list of some of the most critical laws that go into effect in 2017: Minimum Wage Increases Minimum wage increased on January 1, 2017 to $10.50 for employers with 26 or more employees. This minimum wage increase.. read more →

28 Nov 2016
November 28, 2016

New Overtime Rules Blocked by Preliminary Injunction

November 28, 2016 0 Comment

A Federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction that prevents the new federal overtime rules from taking effect. As many of you know, the new federal overtime rules would have required employers to pay employees a minimum of $47,476 to classify the employees as exempt from overtime. Employers were supposed to comply starting December.. read more →

14 Sep 2016
September 14, 2016

New Federal Requirements for Exempt Employees

September 14, 2016 0 Comment

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 →