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Tag Archives: California labor laws

Tread Lightly During a Union Campaign

A union campaign is often an extremely sensitive time for employers during which even innocent missteps can compromise the goodwill of employees and easily lead to labor litigation. Some employers may think the best course of action is to distance themselves as much as possible and go on as if nothing were happening. However, even… Read More »

Supreme Court Punts on Union Election Agreements

Corruption or the appearance of corruption has long been an issue in labor-management relations. As such, federal statutes make it illegal for employers to deliver anything of value to the unions that either currently represent their employees or seek certification to do so. While this clearly prohibits outright bribery, a recent case coming out of… Read More »

California Legislates Meal Breaks at Work

Recent surveys point to the devaluation of the lunch break at work. A 2010 study from Monster showed that 7 percent of workers do not eat lunch, and 32 percent take a lunch break when they are not busy. In contrast, Matt Hall, co-founder of Hill Investment Group in St. Louis, pays for lunch for… Read More »

Mandatory Arbitration in California Employment Contracts after Concepcion

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in 2011 in AT&T Mobility v Concepcion, a landmark federal case on arbitration agreements, that state law cannot impose restrictions on arbitration agreements that are subject to the Federal Arbitration Act, even on public policy grounds. This article is the first part of a four-part series discussing… Read More »

2013 CALIFORNIA LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWS – Part 4 of 4

In our final post on new labor and employment laws, we review a few miscellaneous changes of which California employers should be aware. If you have any issues regarding labor and employment law, please contact our firm for sound guidance. Human Trafficking Posting Requirement for Certain Businesses SB 1193 requires specified businesses to post an… Read More »

2013 CALIFORNIA LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWS – Part 3 of 4

In our third post on changes affecting employers in California in the New Year, we discuss new laws regarding wage statements and payments of wages and commissions. For clarification on how these changes may affect your business, please contact one of our skilled labor and employment attorneys. Temporary Services Employers Must Provide Extra Detail on… Read More »

2013 CALIFORNIA LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWS – Part 2 of 4

In this, the second of our series of posts on new laws affecting Labor & Employment law, we review changes to employees’ rights to privacy and access to their personnel files. For assistance on how to adhere to these new laws, please contact one of our labor and employment lawyers. Employee Social Media Privacy Interests… Read More »

2013 CALIFORNIA LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWS – Part 1 of 4

Several important new laws affecting California employers will take effect this year. In this initial series of blog posts, we will provide a brief synopsis of these changes. For more information on how to remain compliant and up-to-date, we invite you to contact our firm. This first entry addresses new laws pertaining to employment discrimination…. Read More »