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  • By: Mathew Berg
  • Published: April 22, 2016

Don’t Sit On California’s Employee-Seating Requirement Are you complying with California labor law’s seating requirement? Perhaps the question surprises you. Most California wage orders require an employer to provide “suitable seats” when the “nature” of an employee’s job “reasonably permits” their use. The California Supreme Court recently clarified what each of these terms mean and what is required of California employers. California Wage Orders Seating Requirement Nearly all of California’s wage orders contain the following provision: (A) All working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature…Read More

  • By: Scott Shibayama, Esq.
  • Published: November 23, 2015

Win For Employers – Avoid PAGA Penalties By Curing Paystubs Errors! On October 2, 2015, California passed a new law that helps California employers. The law (AB 1506) amends the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) to reduce frivolous PAGA claims. The new law took effect immediately. Passed in 2004, PAGA allows an employee to seek civil penalties against an employer not only on the employee’s own behalf, but also on behalf of any other aggrieved current or former employee. PAGA’s penalties depend on the number and type of…Read More

  • By: Scott Shibayama, Esq.
  • Published: January 13, 2014

If you are an employer or employer’s representative you might find the following inside scoop interesting. Recently I attended a continuing education course on employment and labor law for us attorneys.  As is typical, there was an attorney who represents primarily employees (“plaintiff’s attorneys” we call them), an attorney who primarily represents employers (“defense attorneys” we call them), and an attorney moderator so that different perspectives are represented. This is Part 1.  Read Part 2 and Part 3. Lessons learned, Part 1: Small And Medium Businesses In California…Read More

  • By: Scott Shibayama, Esq.
  • Published: November 9, 2012

Avoid them In The First Place We know that dealing with employee issues is your least favorite activity in managing your business. We also know it’s one of your greatest concerns and sometimes keeps you up at night. A simple employment law matter can grow into a major headache. Our attorneys provide legal advice to prevent employee legal problems. The name of the game is prevention. Because once you’re sued, you’ve already lost. We help you avoid employee lawsuits by knowing the law so you…Read More

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