12 Apr 2012
April 12, 2012

California Supreme Court Sides With Employers

April 12, 2012 0 Comment

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Brinker v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum). California Employment lawyers representing both plaintiffs and defendants were eagerly waiting this decision because it would determine an important issue facing employers: Do employers have to just “provide” meal breaks or actually “ensure” that the meal breaks are taken… read more →

08 Feb 2012
February 8, 2012

De Castro & Morrow Success Story

February 8, 2012 0 Comment

One of our clients was being sued by several former employees who claimed unpaid wages and missed meal breaks. The Plaintiffs were trying to convert their case to a class action. If they won, the class could have included more than 200 individuals, with potential liability in excess of $6,000,000. The Plaintiffs brought a motion.. read more →

26 Oct 2011
October 26, 2011

New Employment Laws for 2012

October 26, 2011 0 Comment

Here is a rundown of several new laws that affect California employers that take effect January 2012. Wage Details for New Hires  – This new law requires employers to describe specific details about wages to all new employees. Limits on Use of Credit Reports – This law prevents most employers from obtaining or relying on.. read more →

10 Dec 2009
December 10, 2009

End of Year Tasks

December 10, 2009 0 Comment

As the year comes to a close, there are several tasks that every employers should do to finish the year strong and carry the year-end momentum into January. Ensure W-2 Accuracy – Make sure you have the correct information for your employees so the W-2 Statements are sent to the right address. You may need.. read more →

05 Feb 2009
February 5, 2009

The Low-down on Lay-offs

February 5, 2009 0 Comment

During these tough economic times, companies often look to downsizing as a cost-saving measure. Whether it’s one or a thousand employees, companies need to pay attention to a few rules before implementing a lay-off. Depending on the size of the lay-off, a company might need to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN).. read more →