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California Employers Are Hit Again on Wages
Just in time for the holiday weekend, the California Supreme Court issued another employee-friendly decision on what constitutes wages under the Labor Code. This decision reminds California employers to stay vigilant on meal period and rest break com...
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California Employer's Good-Faith Belief That Freelance Model Was Not an Employee Defeats Penalty Claims
California employers will be pleased to learn that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a retail store reasonably believed that a freelance model who worked in irregular one- or two-day periods was not an “employee” under California...
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The Latest Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards Update
Over the weekend, Cal/OSHA updated its Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheets to provide guidance for employers on the recently revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The COVID-19 ETS applies to all places of employment with limite...
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All Hair is Good Hair: An Update on the CROWN Act and State CROWN Acts
For years, American employers have enforced employee dress and grooming standards, some of which include standards on hairstyles. In the past, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has indicated that “race” includes more than the co...
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OT for Ag(ricultural) Workers – Oregon, Washington, and California
Agricultural ("ag") workers on the West Coast must now be paid overtime. Oregon The Oregon legislature passed what some called the “most divisive” bill of the short 2022 legislative session, requiring agricultural farmworkers to be paid overtime....
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California Governor Newsom Brings Back COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
On January 25, 2022, California Governor Newsom announced that key legislators had agreed on a framework to again require that employers provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave. That announcement came to fruition this week when Governor Newsom...
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