Category Archives: Labor & Employment

Who Can Be a “Designated Person” Under the CFRA and HWHF Acts?



AB1041 recently expanded leave rights in California by adding a “designated person” to the list of people for whom an eligible employee may take time off to care for under both the CFRA and the HWHF Act. Lizbeth “Beth” West explains who can qualify as a designated person under each act, and how often employees may designate a person, in this episode of California Employment News.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here.


Properly Listing Employer Information on Wage Statements (Part 3)



Properly listing employer information on wage statements might seem like a no-brainer, but it can get tricky. Shauna Correia and Rachel Davey break down the details in this episode of California Employment News.

Part three of a three-part series on compliant wage statements in California.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here.

Find part one here.

Find part two here.

 


How to Account for Premium Pay on Wage Statements (Part 2)



California employers are subject to meal and rest break premiums. Shauna Correia and Rachel Davey help explain what premium payments are, and how employers are required to account for them on wage statements, in this part 2 of the 3-part wage statement compliance series on California Employment News.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here.

Find part one here.


The Basics of Wage Statement Compliance (Part 1)



Wage statements might seem straightforward, but employers who make mistakes on them could face PAGA claims or class-action lawsuits as a result. Join Shauna Correia and Rachel Davey from Weintraub’s Labor & Employment group as they review the basics of wage statement compliance in California in part one of this three-part series from California Employment News.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube Channel here.

Find part two here.


Time to Do Away With Rounding Policies



Recent case law has brought time rounding policies into question. In this episode of California Employment News, Meagan Bainbridge and Katie Collins review the California Court of Appeal’s recent ruling in Camp v. Home Depot, and discuss how it could impact time rounding policies for California employers.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here.


Public Healthcare Workers Now Get Meal and Rest Breaks



California Labor Code now guarantees meal and rest breaks for public healthcare workers. In this episode of California Employment News, Meagan Bainbridge and Katie Collins review the details of the newly added Labor Code Section 512.1 and how it applies to both public healthcare employees and employers.

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Best Practices for Office Holiday Celebrations



With the holiday season upon us, there are some important tips for employers to keep in mind for holiday gatherings and celebrations. Meagan Bainbridge and Nikki Mahmoudi discuss these best practices in this special edition of California Employment News.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube Channel here.

 


Pay Transparency Coming to California



New pay transparency requirements are coming for California employers. Meagan Bainbridge and Katie Collins discuss the updates from SB 1162 and how they impact job postings, job descriptions, and more in this episode of California Employment News.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here.


Fundamentals of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA)



In this episode of California Employment NewsRyan Abernethy and Lukas Clary discuss recent changes to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and what these changes mean for employers.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here.


US Supreme Court “Viking River” Decision Brings PAGA Relief for CA Employers



In this episode of California Employment NewsLukas Clary and Meagan Bainbridge discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v Moriana holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts the California law precluding division of individual and non-individual Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) actions for purposes of compelling arbitration. Not only is arbitration of individual PAGA claims now in play, but employees may not have standing to pursue non-individual PAGA actions in court.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube Channel here.