Ring In 2024 With California’s Updated Paid Sick Leave FAQs!
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by Cathy Feldman and Joshua D. Seidman
1M ago
Seyfarth Synopsis: With the new year right around the corner, California published updated FAQs on the state’s amended Paid Sick Leave Law, which goes into effect January 1, 2024. We’re here to break down the key insights and details of the FAQs so you can start 2024 off on the right foot, including compliance requirements for January 1, coordination with local ordinances, exemption information, and medical documentation guidelines. Out with the old, and ring in the new! Effective January 1, 2024, California’s amended Paid Sick Leave (“PSL”) law goes into effect. As detailed in our prior upda ..read more
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We Slept In! Time To Prepare for New 2024 Requirements!
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by Kristina M. Launey
2M ago
Seyfarth Synopsis: Prepare for new California workplace legal requirements effective January 1, 2024, now. Seyfarth has you covered with all the ways to protect your workplace just like Kevin McCallister defends his house. This is your house. You have to defend it. But Seyfarth is here to help you get your business updates in order before the end of the year! So, let’s get your policies and practices updated now, so you can ring in 2024 with peace of mind. We’ve made your list for you. It’s up to you to check it twice and get your work done early – but we at Seyfarth are just a phone call awa ..read more
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Every Who In California Must Update Their Wage Theft Notice For January
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by Kristina M. Launey
2M ago
Seyfarth Synopsis: Among new workplace legal requirements effective January 1, 2024, making employers green in the face with end of the year preparations are necessary revisions to Wage Theft Notices. They must be ready for distribution starting January 1 to new hires and when information changes, in line with the new template notice from the DLSE. As stealthy as the Grinch on Christmas Eve, California has slipped in a few additional requirements for employers effective January 1, 2024. Even if you thought you were ahead of the game making your year-end list, Seyfarth is here to help make sur ..read more
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Every Who Must Update Their Wage Theft Notice For January
Seyfarth | California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog
by Kristina M. Launey
2M ago
Seyfarth Synopsis: Among new workplace legal requirements effective January 1, 2024, making employers green in the face with end of the year preparations are necessary revisions to Wage Theft Notices. They must be ready for distribution starting January 1 to new hires and when information changes, in line with the new template notice from the DLSE. As stealthy as the Grinch on Christmas Eve, California has slipped in a few additional requirements for employers effective January 1, 2024. Even if you thought you were ahead of the game making your year-end list, Seyfarth is here to help make sur ..read more
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Every Who Must Update Their Wage Theft Notice For January
Seyfarth | California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog
by Kristina M. Launey
2M ago
Seyfarth Synopsis: Among new workplace legal requirements effective January 1, 2024, making employers green in the face with end of the year preparations are necessary revisions to Wage Theft Notices. They must be ready for distribution starting January 1 to new hires and when information changes. As stealthy as the Grinch on Christmas Eve, California has slipped in a few additional requirements for employers effective January 1, 2024. Even if you thought you were ahead of the game making your year-end list, Seyfarth is here to help make sure you check everything off  – and top of your l ..read more
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Legislative Update: The End of the Road (for 2023)
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by Kristina M. Launey, Catherine Feldman and Coby Turner
4M ago
Seyfarth Synopsis: While Governor Newsom vetoed several impactful bills prior to his October 14, 2023, signing deadline, he approved a wide array of new laws with which businesses will need to comply with in 2024 and beyond, such as those affecting non-compete agreements, paid sick leave, workplace violence prevention plans, new minimum wage standards for health care workers, and more. We previously detailed the remarkable number of bills California legislators introduced in 2023, many of which died before making it to Governor Newsom’s desk for consideration by his October 14, 2023, sig ..read more
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Governor Orders Extra Cheddar For Fast Food Employees
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by Kristina M. Launey and Everett McLean II
4M ago
Seyfarth Synopsis: California has increased the minimum wage of fast food workers to $20, and authorized the creation of the Fast Food Council comprised of representatives from labor and management to set minimum standards for workers in the industry, including for wages, conditions related to health and safety, security in the workplace, the right to take time off from work for protected purposes and protection from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Fresh Bill Off The Grill On the heels of the FAST Act in 2022, Governor Newsom approved AB 1228, the Fast Food Franchisor Responsibil ..read more
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Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Required For California Employers by July 2024
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by Ilana Morady, Brian Gillis, Clara Rademacher, Patrick D. Joyce and Bradley Doucette
4M ago
Seyfarth Synopsis: Senate Bill 553, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, requires nearly all employers in the State of California to prepare a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan, train employees on how to identify and avoid workplace violence, and maintain a violent incident log by July 1, 2024. Governor Newsom has signed SB 553, a first of its kind workplace violence prevention law, which requires nearly all California employers to create, adopt, and implement written Workplace Violence Prevention Plans that include numerous elements, annual workplace violence prevention training, viole ..read more
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Paging Healthcare Workers! California Legislature Passes Bill Raising Minimum Wages
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by Parnian Vafaeenia and Jonathan L. Brophy
4M ago
Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 14, 2023, the California legislature passed S.B. 525, which will raise minimum wages for health care workers across the state. The bill includes five separate minimum wage schedules for covered health care employees depending on the nature, size, and structure of the employer’s business. Unless Governor Newsom vetoes the bill (which is not expected), the bill will take effect on June 1, 2024. Grey’s Anatomy might be set in Seattle, but now it’s all eyes on California’s health care workers. Starting June 1, 2024, S.B. 525 will raise minimum wages for health care ..read more
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Still Flexing Our Pecs! 2023 Cal-Peculiarities is Available!
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by Seyfarth Shaw LLP
5M ago
California continues to be “where the future happens” for employment law, and we are pleased to offer our 2023 version of Cal-Peculiarities How California Employment Law is Different. As in previous editions, this publication reflects the breadth and depth of our California employment practice and focuses entirely on the most vexing aspects of California employment law. Click here to request your copy today! In connection with the launch of this year’s edition, please join us for Part 3 of our Cal-Pecs micro-webinar series on Wednesday, October 18, where Seyfarth Californi ..read more
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