Monthly Archives: December 2022
What Are Employer Responsibilities When An Employee Requests Leave?
Employers throughout California receive requests for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) from employees. When an employee requests leave under the FMLA or the CFRA, what must an employer do to ensure compliance with federal and state law? Consider some of the following information… Read More »
Top Ten 2023 Labor And Employment Law Updates
To all California Employers and Employees Please note all of these new California employment laws, effective January 1, 2023, which affect your workplace: 1. Reminder: Minimum Wage Increase Minimum wage is $15.50 per hour for all employers regardless of size. Most of you are aware of the increase to the minimum wage, but employers… Read More »
Employer Can Be Required To Provide A Seat For Employees
In the recent California case Meda v. Autozone, Inc., 81 Cal. App. 5th 366 (2022), a California Court of Appeal ruled that an employee is entitled to use a seat while working if the work reasonably allows the use of a chair. However, the court noted that where an employer has not expressly told… Read More »
How Do I Know If An Employee Is Exempt?
Employers in California are required under state and federal law to pay overtime wages to employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek unless that employee is “exempt.” In addition, employers must also pay minimum wage and comply with meal and rest break laws. When an employer assumes an employee is exempt,… Read More »