Tips for Drafting Preemployment Offer Letters

Question: Looking forward to 2022, I anticipate hiring more employees and am curious what to…


COVID-19 Workplace Rules for 2022

Question:  I run a small business, and we are complying with the new state mask order.  Are there…


Legal Considerations for Holiday Merriment

Question: This year, my company would like to celebrate the holidays by hosting a holiday party for…


Hybrid Work Models and Virtual Meetings

Question:  Our office has re-opened, and some of our employees who were working remotely want to…


Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

Question: I read that President Biden issued an order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for employees…


Makeup Time Provides Flexibility for Employees

Question: My employee took a few hours off earlier in the week for an appointment and is now asking…


Minimum wage and exempt salary standards for 2022

Minimum wage. On January 1, 2022, the California minimum wage will increase to $14.00 per hour for…


Alarming fines for workplace posting violations

State and federal laws require employers to post specific information and notices in an area…


Frightful case regarding the regular pay rate

Significant change in law regarding payment of meal and rest period penalties. In July 2021, the…


Refinements to the California Family Rights Act

Leave is allowed to care for a parent-in law. The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) requires…


Beware of terms in severance and settlement agreements

Expansive restrictions on non-disclosure provisions in settlement and severance agreements.…


Spooky expansion of Cal-OSHA enforcement

Cal-OSHA will create two new violation categories – “enterprise-wide” and “egregious.” Effective…