Governor Newsom has signed into law a bill, patterned after California’s ground-breaking gender diversity bill adopted two years ago, requiring publicly-held corporations that have their principal executive offices here, to…

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As of last week, employers, co-workers, and teachers may now seek ex parte gun violence restraining orders against individuals shown to present a substantial likelihood of danger of self-harm or…

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On September 4, 2020, Governor Newsom signed A.B. 2257, follow-up legislation to A.B. 5, California’s landmark 2019 law that radically changed the state’s treatment of employees and independent contractors by…

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** UPDATE ** See our Sept. 15, 2020 blog post for a more recent update on FFCRA As schools open for the new academic year, employees continue to struggle with…

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On Tuesday, August 11, a Superior Court judge in San Francisco ordered Uber and Lyft to reclassify its drivers from independent contractors to employees. For employee advocates, it was a ruling…

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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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Our 20-part blog series, Planning for the Rebound, is now at the end, which may leave you thinking that you are prepared for anything that could possibly come your way….

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On April 16, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order No. N-51-20 (the “Order”), providing paid sick leave to food sector workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many city-specific…

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Over the past few months, California cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, and Oakland have raced to implement emergency sick leave ordinances to provide paid leave to employees…

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As we previously reported, on March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom Issued Executive Order No. N-31-20 (the “Order”), which suspended the 60-day notice and penalty portions of California’s Worker…

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