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Employer Responsibilities For Reporting Missed Meal And Rest Breaks

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Employers in California likely already know — or should know — that they are required to provide non-exempt employees with meal and rest breaks. Indeed, California employees who work for 5 hours or more in a day must receive an unpaid, duty-free meal break of at least 30 minutes, that starts before the 6th… Read More »

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What California Employers Should Know About Pay Transparency Law

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Any employers in California who plan to hire new employees in 2023 should know about Senate Bill 1162, a new pay transparency law that will require employers to take certain steps to report pay ranges and to provide job applicants with information about pay ranges for available positions. The bill is aimed at closing… Read More »

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What Are Employer Responsibilities When An Employee Requests Leave?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

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 »

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Top Ten 2023 Labor And Employment Law Updates

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

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 »

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Employer Can Be Required To Provide A Seat For Employees

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

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 »

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How Do I Know If An Employee Is Exempt?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

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 »

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Employer Responsibilities For Sexual Harassment Training

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Under California law, employers have specific training requirements designed to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Therefore, employers must know if they are required to comply with these training requirements and, if so, which employees must be trained and what the specific training entails. Employers also must know how often their employees must undergo… Read More »

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What California Employers Need To Know About “Emergency Conditions” And Retaliation Claims

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Employers in California must comply with a wide range of state and federal laws concerning employment discrimination and retaliation. Generally speaking, employers are prohibited from taking any adverse action against employees who exercise a wide range of rights under state or federal law, including reporting or participating in employment discrimination cases, union activities, or… Read More »

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What Are Required Workplace Postings For Employers?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Employers in California are required to comply with all regulations concerning workplace postings about employment law. Applicable regulations ensure that employees in the workplace have access to information about their rights under California state law and federal law. While these obligations are known as posting requirements, it is important for California employers to know… Read More »

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Who Is Liable For Sexual Harassment At Work?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Employees have protections against sexual harassment in the workplace under both California state and federal law. Federal laws prohibiting sexual harassment, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, only cover employers with 15 or more employees. Yet employers anywhere in California should know that they are covered by laws that… Read More »

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