Santa Monica has amended its Minimum Wage Ordinance to postpone implementation of its paid sick leave entitlements, now starting January 1, 2017 instead of July 1, 2016, and create a two phase implementation process for both small and large employers.
A recent IRS information letter confirms that “waiting time penalties” paid under California law are not wages for federal income tax withholding purposes.
A California federal court recently denied a motion to certify a class of Kohl’s customers allegedly misled by false advertising, finding that plaintiff Wendy Chowning’s claim was a copycat of an earlier-filed case, Russell, et al. v. Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc., 5:15-cv-01143 (C.D. Cal., filed June 11, 2015).
California has many requirements for the content of an employee wage statement, including this year’s new requirements for employees paid by a piece rate.
Mark Your Calendars: BPA Prop 65 Warnings Required As of May 11, 2016; Styrene Also Added to the Prop 65 List
Earlier this month, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) issued a Notice of Emergency Action to allow temporary use of a standard point-of-sale warning message for bisphenol A (“BPA”) exposures from canned and bottled foods and beverages.
One of the most valuable assets many homeowners enjoy is their property’s view.
On April 20, 2016, the US District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed a False Claims Act (FCA) case based on 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(3), otherwise known as the FCA’s “government action” bar, in US ex rel. Bennett v. Biotronik, Inc.
CFPB April 2016 Complaint Report Highlights Mortgage Complaints, Complaints from California Consumers
The CFPB has issued its April 2016 complaint report which highlights complaints about mortgages and complaints from consumers in California.
One of the interesting (and challenging) quirks of the federal securities laws is that Section 22 of the ’33 Act provides concurrent state court jurisdiction for liability actions under the Act.
I’m a member of the Restaurant Advisory Group (TRAG) which focuses on advising restaurants on a variety of business and legal issues.