Michaelin Higgins-Williams worked for Sutter Medical Foundation as a clinical assistant. But she found her interactions with her boss and human resources stressful.
According to a bill pending before the California Legislature (AB 357):
While July 1, 2015 is the primary date making most headlines for the new sick leave requirement in California, and is when in fact employees begin to accrue and will be eligible to take paid sick leave, there are many other deadlines employers should keep in mind.
The herculean effort by the hotel industry to obtain a preliminary injunction to halt the July 1, 2015 implementation date for the Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage Ordinance was defeated.
California Federal Court Finds That Standard Insurance Company’s Review of LTD Claim Was Insufficient; Remands Claim Back to the Plan Administrator
In a case not handled by Attorneys Dell & Schaefer, but which can be utilized to our clients’ advantage in the future, a Long Term Disability (LTD) Claimant has earned a partial victory against Standard Insurance Company.
Companies have a lot to lose if they misclassify employees as independent contractors. The affected workers can sue you (individually or as a class) for any number of wage and hour violations.
No Employer Liability if There is No Actionable Harassment or Discrimination, California Court Rules
An employer cannot be held liable for failure to prevent sexual harassment under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) if there is no actionable sexual harassment, the California Court of Appeal has ruled.
Oakland’s New Law Raises the City’s Minimum Wage, Provides for Paid Sick Leave, and Addresses Hospitality Services Charges
In November 2014, Oakland voters passed Measure FF, which went into effect on March 2, 2015, and made changes to the City’s minimum wage, paid sick leave laws and hospitality service charges.
California employers can be forgiven for feeling like they have a giant target on their backs.
Mandatory paid sick leave will not be the only new rule affecting California employers this summer.