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Monthly Archives: March 2021


California Banned Most Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for Employees—But Litigation is Still Ongoing

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

In October of 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 51 (AB 51) into law. As drafted, AB 51 prohibits employers from requiring job applicants and/or employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements to resolve claims arising under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) or the state’s labor code. In effect, AB… Read More »

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Employees: Forced to Quit to Protect Your Workplace? You May Have a “Wrongful Constructive Termination” Claim Under California Law.

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

In employment law, we use the term “constructive termination” or “constructive discharge” to refer to a situation where an employee is essentially forced to quit due to intolerable working conditions. If these same conditions would support legal action against the employer if the employee had been fired outright, the term is often known as… Read More »

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Employers: How to Cope with California’s Minimum Wage Laws for 2021

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

A new year means that California employers face mandatory updates to the state’s minimum wage rules. As of January 1, 2021, the minimum wage is now either $13 or $14 per hour depending on the number of people you employ in your business. This is part of the California government’s overall scheme to eventually… Read More »

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