Fenton & Keller - October Newsletter

Scary News in Employment Law Spooky expansion of Cal-OSHA enforcement Cal-OSHA will create two new…


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…


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the COVID-19 Rental Housing Recovery Act Protections for Renters

On June 28, 2021 Governor Newsom signed legislation to extend California’s eviction moratorium…


Changes to Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards and COVID-19 Model Prevention Program

In November 2020, Cal/OSHA issued COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards requiring employers to…


California Property Taxes: Basic Rules for Legal Entities

By Kenneth Kleinkopf California has several rules that can have a substantial impact on your…


De Minimis Off-The-Clock Work

by Susannah L. Ashton It is becoming more common for employees to have access to their work email…


Game Changer: Do you use Independent Contractors?

Do you use Independent Contractors? Make sure they are properly classified under new game changing…