Must 100% of Service Charges Be Distributed to Service Employees? A June 27, 2019 California appellate court decision, O’Grady v. Merchant Exchange Productions, Inc., which recently was certified for publication, has unsettled the area of law regarding service charges and gratuities in the hospitality industry. Except where regulated by a contrary local ordinance such as…

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2019 California Legislative Update For Employers It’s been a busy session for the California Legislature, passing multiple employment-related bills that Governor Newsom has signed or that are awaiting his signature. The Governor has until October 13 to sign the pending bills. Below is a topline summary of important bills, some of which will or could…

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Since our May 7 blog post covering new sexual harassment legal requirements for New York State employers, on May 9, New York City Mayor De Blasio signed a series of bills further altering the sexual harassment landscape for employers in New York City. The most significant change, which will be effective on April 1, 2019,…

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In response to the #Metoo movement and the increased national dialogue regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, the State of New York (and, subject to signature by Mayor De Blasio, New York City as well) have issued sweeping new legal requirements and prohibitions that have greatly changed the landscape for most NY employers. Written Disseminated…

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