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Proposed California Employment Law: The Right to Disconnect

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Recently, California State Assemblymember Matt Haney—a Democrat representing San Francisco—introduced Assembly Bill 2751 (AB 2751) in the state legislature. The proposed legislation would create a “right to disconnect” in California. In other words, it would limit an employer’s ability to reach out to an employee regarding a workplace matter during off hours. Here, our… Read More »

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Conducting a Background Check of a Job Applicant in California? You Must Comply with the Federal and State Law

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

As an employer, you may consider conducting a background check on a job applicant. While it is permissible to do so, there are strict federal and state regulations that employers must follow. Employers that violate background check laws could face liability. Here, our California workplace solutions attorney for employers provides an overview of state… Read More »

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Grocery Store Owners in California Held Liable for Nearly $450,000 for Unpaid Overtime (A Lesson for Employers)

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

On April 18, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the owners of three grocery stores in California were liable for nearly $450,000 in civil damages for overtime violations. Notably, the DOL imposed liquidated damages in this case—meaning the employer was hit with financial sanctions that were double the amount of wages originally… Read More »

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