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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The proposed FTC rule to ban non-compete clauses: What California employers need to know

February 2, 2023

Via: JD Supra

As if California statutory and case law limiting non-competition clauses was not complicated enough, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) now has entered the fray. Based on the current proposed FTC rules, the law in California on restrictions of non-competes may […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Releases New Guidance on Pay Data Reporting: 4 Key Changes for Employers to Note

January 25, 2023

Via: JD Supra

California employers with at least 100 employees are likely familiar with the pay data reporting requirements that were enacted in 2020. Recent amendments under SB 1162, however, make some significant changes for 2023. You may have noticed that SB 1162’s […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Labor Agency Posts FAQs Relating to New Pay Scale Posting Requirements

January 13, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Employers posting jobs to be filled in California must now include a pay range in the posting under new requirements that took effect at the beginning of 2023. Senate Bill (SB) 1162, which was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Update on California and New York Pay Transparency Laws

January 10, 2023

Via: LexBlog

California The California Labor Commissioner recently published FAQs (adding to existing FAQs under the state’s equal pay law) with insights for employers on some gray areas in the new law: Threshold for coverage.The FAQs clarify that an employer is covered […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Privacy Reset in 2023: Effective January 1: What Employers Need to Know About Additional Rights in the California Privacy Rights Act

January 4, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The CPRA heralds a new era of data protection for California residents, and extends protections to California employees, independent contractors, and job applicants (California Personnel). The CPRA imposes penalties up to $7,500 per violation. Some claims can turn into class […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Pay Transparency Becomes More Transparent: Labor Commissioner Issues Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

January 4, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On the first of the year, California’s new pay transparency law requiring pay scales in job postings took effect. Although the new legislation was passed in the fall, some requirements of the new law left more room for interpretation than […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Clarifies Pay Transparency Rules: What Employers Need to Know

December 29, 2022

Via: LexBlog

The California Department of Industrial Relations has issued new FAQs to clarify its interpretation of California’s new pay transparency requirements. Among other updates, the new FAQs provide additional guidance on: Coverage. Employers with at least 15 employees – and at […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California OSHSB Votes in Favor of Adopting Nonemergency COVID-19 Regulation

December 28, 2022

Via: LexBlog

On December 15, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) voted to adopt the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations (the Non-Emergency Regulation). Once the Non-Emergency Regulation takes effect, the regulations will remain in effect for two years, except for […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Minimum Wage Increases for 2023

December 8, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Effective January 1, 2023, California employers will be required to meet new minimum wage requirements, at both the state and local level. This increase in the minimum wage affects not only non-exempt employees, but also the minimum annual salary requirement […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Extends Presumption of COVID-19 as Workers’ Compensation Injury and Modifies Notice Requirements for Potential Exposure

November 22, 2022

Via: JD Supra

In addition to AB 152 extending COVID-19 leave through December 31, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom has also signed into law two other COVID-related bills—AB 1751 and AB2693—affecting employers’ policies regarding employees who contract COVID-19. AB 1751 has extended current law […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Asset Managers Should Prepare for the Expiration of Two Important Exemptions to the California Consumer Privacy Act

November 21, 2022

Via: JD Supra

The California legislature recently adjourned its 2022 session without extending several exemptions from the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). As a result, due to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) amendments to the CCPA that go into effect […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New Law Requires Bereavement Leave in California

November 16, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Effective January 1, 2023, under Assembly Bill 1949, which amends the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), California employers with at least five employees must provide up to five days of bereavement leave to an eligible employee upon the death of […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Rounding Employee Time in California—Even Via Neutral Policy—Creates Risk Under New Appellate Decision

November 14, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Despite evidence of neutrality in Home Depot’s time-rounding practices, the California Court of Appeal held that the plaintiff in Camp raised a triable issue of material fact regarding his claim for unpaid wages. Home Depot’s timekeeping system retains the times […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Expands Pay Data Reporting Obligations for Large Employers

November 11, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Currently, California requires large private employers that are subject to EEO-1 reporting obligations under federal law to also submit annual pay data reports to the California Civil Rights Division (CRD). Covered employers were permitted to satisfy pay-data reporting requirements by […]


Know Your Rights

California Tightens Rules on Vehicle Tracking, Fleet Management

October 28, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the use of dashcam technology. The technology available in the market is quite advanced. As we observed here, these devices can be equipped with geolocation, AI, facial recognition, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

New Pay Transparency Laws in California and New York City Impose Disclosure Obligations for Any Position That Can Be Performed in Those Locations

October 24, 2022

Via: JD Supra

California and New York City are joining Colorado and Washington state in imposing pay range disclosures in job postings. On November 1, 2022, covered employers will be required to include the salary range in a job posting for any position […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Something smells like a tax: California Supreme Court says waste management fee may be illegal tax

October 10, 2022

Via: LexBlog

The California Supreme Court recently held that the City of Oakland’s waste management franchise fees may constitute illegal taxes that fail to meet the state’s constitutional voter approval requirements. Accordingly, the state supreme court upheld the reversal of a trial […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Set to Up Wage Transparency Laws

October 6, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Changes are on the horizon for California employers. Beginning January 1, 2023, California employers will be required to disclose pay scales for positions published in job postings, which follows from California’s recently enhanced pay transparency legislation (SB 1162), signed into […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Law Will Require Pay Range in Job Ads

September 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

Under the bill, now enacted into law, employers with 15 or more employees will have to include pay range in all of their job postings and publicly report how much certain groups of employees are paid. “Not only does the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Privacy Rights Act Nudges State Closer to the GDPR

September 22, 2022

Via: LexBlog

After Europe blazed the trail by passing the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in 2016, California followed closely in the footsteps of European efforts by passing the most comprehensive data privacy law in the United States, the California Consumer […]