Last year the California Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 257, with a declared purpose of improving the terms and conditions of employment of fast food workers who, according to the bill, “are the largest and fastest
A new California law (Senate Bill 699) expands a prohibition on non-compete agreements beyond state lines. Current law (Business and Professions Code Section 16600), provides that every contract that restrains anyone from engaging in a
California courts recently issued two guiding decisions relating to COVID-19: In Thai v. International Business Machines Corp., 2023 Cal. App. LEXIS 526, the Court of Appeal held that a government mandate to work from home
On March 3, 2023, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced changes to its COVID-19 guidelines. A few days later, the County of Los Angeles announced it will align a few of its guidelines
California employers face new slate of legislation in 2023.
The City of Los Angeles announced its new minimum wage which rises to $16.78 per hour (an increase of $0.74 from the current minimum wage of $16.04), on July 1, 2023. The increase is based
As many employers already know, California imposes several restrictions concerning pay disclosures. Labor Code Section 432.3 prohibits employers from inquiring into and relying on an applicant’s salary history and further requires employers, upon reasonable request,
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal held that time spent logging in to start employees’ shifts should be compensable. Plaintiffs – call center employees whose primary responsibilities were to provide customer service over the phone