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Month: February 2022

California Supreme Court Serve Up Another Victory For California Workers

Posted in Employment Law on February 28, 2022

Recently, the California Supreme Court in Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. clarified what the standard of proof is for litigating whistleblower claims under Labor Code section 1102.5.  Labor Code section 1102.5 prohibits employers from retaliating against employees in California for disclosing a violation of state or federal statute, or a violation of or noncompliance… read more

Forced Arbitration for Sex Abuse Nullified by New Bill

Posted in Employment Law,Sexual Harassment on February 14, 2022

Bipartisan legislation was approved by Congress on Thursday, February 10, 2022, that bars the application of forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. The measure has now been sent to President Biden in an effort to stop a secretive practice that has been used frequently to prevent perpetrators from experiencing… read more

At Will Employment California 2022: All You Need to Know

Posted in Employment Law on February 12, 2022

In California, Governor Newsom signed several Senate and Assembly bills effective this year to increase protections for workers. These bills improve work environments, enforce safety violations, and enhance disability discrimination measures. In addition, a Senate Bill that went into effect in 2017 mandates that the state increases the minimum wage to either $14 or $15… read more

Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Provide COVID-19 Sick Pay in California

Posted in Employment Law on February 10, 2022

On Monday, February 7, 2022, California adopted a policy that should benefit most of the state’s workforce. This new legislation provides supplemental paid sick leave for as long as two weeks when an employee misses work due to COVID-19. Since many individuals must work to make ends meet, regardless of whether they are ill, legislators… read more

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