Presently, an employee alleging harassment, discrimination, or other claim under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) has one year from the alleged act to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”). Filing such a compl...

Under the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), California employees may be entitled to take job-protected leave through December 30, 2020. Furthermore, employees on protected leave are generally entitled to reinstatement to the same or equiv...

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply through December 31, 2020. Generally, th...

COVID-19 has forced nearly 20% of U.S. employees onto the unemployment rolls.  Unemployment benefits will not make these employees whole, but the money remains crucial to those without an income.  

Traditionally, unemployment benefits can only be obtained by employ...

On April 30, 2020, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he had signed the right-of-recall ordinance and worker retention ordinance into law, further protecting workers in hospitality, janitorial and tourism industries.

Under city right-of-recall and worker-retention progr...

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a measure giving specified workers a “right of recall.” Employees who work in stadiums, concert halls, hotels, and airport-affiliated businesses, as well as janitorial workers, may be covered by the ordinance.

The Counci...

April 22, 2020

California law does not require employers to provide employees with paid time off/vacation pay.  However, the average employer provides up to two weeks of vacation time annually. When vacation time is offered, certain rules apply.  California Labor Code Section 227.3 r...

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti voiced support Tuesday for a City Council proposal designed to ensure hospitality, tourism and janitorial workers laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic regain their jobs after the emergency subsides, reports City News Service.

Under ci...

April 21, 2020

California workers can no longer be forced to waive away their right to workplace protections after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 51 by state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to ensure that entering into arbitration is a choice f...

Now that we're in 2020, California Assembly Bill 673 has become law. AB-673 updates existing labor code so employees can seek penalties for late wage payments. The penalty is $100 for the first violation. For further violations or anything deemed intentional, the penal...

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