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Prevailing Employer in California May Recover Costs in FEHA Claims—But Only if that Claim was “Objectively Frivolous”

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

In January 2024, the California Fourth District Court of Appeal issued an instructive decision in the case of Neeble-Diamond v. Hotel Cal. By the Sea, LLC. The court reversed the award of costs that had been entered in favor of an employee in a Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) claim. The court emphasized… Read More »

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Notice for Employers in California: Updates to the State’s “Time of Hire” Pamphlet

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

As explained by the California Employment Development Department (EDD), employers are required to distribute specific pamphlets to new hires that detail various employee rights and benefits. There are six required notices: Unemployment Insurance Workers’ Compensation Rights and Benefits Paid Family Leave Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Sexual Harassment State… Read More »

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Which Employment Laws Apply When an Employer in California Hires a Remote Worker?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Remote work is on the rise. According to data cited by Forbes magazine, 12 percent of full-time U.S. workers are fully remote. Another 28 percent of full-time employees work under a hybrid model. This raises an important question for an employer: What employment laws apply if you hire a fully remote worker in another… Read More »

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