Last week, the California Supreme Court confronted questions from the Ninth Circuit about the application of California’s wage and hour laws to flight attendants and pilots who work primarily outside…

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On December 18, 2019, Hirschfeld Kraemer attorneys Kirstin Muller, Alison Hamer, Benjamin Treger, and China Westfall presented a one-hour webinar, “California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide.” The webinar provided a comprehensive overview…

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Review of key legislation taking effect in 2016 that will impact Contra Costa County business owners, consultants and human resources professionals. Download: Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council Midyear Legislative…

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The California Court of Appeal provided employers with a small New Year’s gift for 2016: on January 14, in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California, it affirmed that an…

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Category: Minimum Wage, Wage-Hour,

Late last month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed the County Counsel to take steps to increase the the minimum wage for the entire county in the same increments as…

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Category: Minimum Wage,

In California, internships have always been viewed as a trade-off between prestigious employers and young students looking to get a foot in the proverbial door.  College students and graduates looking…

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Today, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to make the City the largest in the United States to have a minimum wage to $15/hour, a raise which will fully…

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The short answer: not really.  This year’s State of the Union Address, delivered by a lame-duck President to a hostile Congress, contained ideas that, if enacted, would surely affect American…

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Category: Minimum Wage,

As expected, Governor Brown signed legislation to raise California’s minimum wage today.  The new law raises the minimum wage to $9 per hour on July 1, 2014 and to $10 per…

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Last week, the California Legislature voted to increase the state minimum wage to $9.00/hour by July 2014 and to $10.00/hour by January 2016.  The bill passed both the Assembly and…

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