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California Labor Commissioner Addresses State Paid Sick Leave Requirements

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement’s website has been updated to include Frequently Asked Questions on California’s new Paid Sick Leave law, as well as a revised Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice and workplace poster. Both the Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice and workplace poster are effective January 1, 2015, even though the entitlement to … Continue Reading

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for the California Workplace Law Breakfast Series 2014 (Multiple Sessions/Locations Available)

In this session, our speakers will address the legislative and case law developments from 2014 and what you need to know in order to prepare for 2015. Private and public sector corporate decision-makers with employee relations responsibilities – HR executives and professionals, in-house counsel, chief executive officers and financial executives – are all welcome to … Continue Reading

Precluding Plaintiffs in Separate Lawsuits from Observing One Another’s Depositions: An Uphill Battle

A recent discovery order from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California suggests that employers seeking to prevent plaintiffs with related lawsuits (i.e., separate lawsuits, but arising from the same circumstances) from sitting in on one another’s depositions, or reading one another’s deposition transcripts, will need to provide a “particular and … Continue Reading

Silicon Valley Compliance Collaboratory Series Event Invitation: When Customers Demand Drug Tests and Criminal Background Checks of Your Employees – What You Need to Know

Co-hosted by Juniper Networks and Jackson Lewis P.C., the Collaboratory Series offers interactive workshops designed to highlight “real life” compliance issues and solutions for employers. In this session, we will discuss how to respond when customers demand that you drug test employees and conduct criminal background checks before assigning employees to service that customer, including: … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis’ California Offices Earn Top Rankings From U.S. News and Best Lawyers

WHITE PLAINS, NY (November 3, 2014) — Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce  the firm has again been recognized for excellence and ranked in the First Tier nationally in Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & … Continue Reading

ALERT: Podcast on Ebola in the Workplace

Everywhere you turn, Ebola is in the news.  Employers with concerns about the potential workplace implications of Ebola should listen to our complimentary podcast discussing legal and practical issues relating to the virus, including: Steps  to take to ensure OSHA and state workplace health and safety laws are satisfied; Legal compliance challenges that may arise when … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Expands in San Francisco with Addition of Three Attorneys

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 13, 2014) — Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys to the firm’s San Francisco office.  Lisa Sween and Natalja Fulton have joined the firm as Shareholders.  Stephanie Yang has joined as an … Continue Reading

The San Francisco Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Starts Today!

San Francisco Bay employers with 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“Air District”) were required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees as of yesterday. Violators are subject to civil penalties for the enforcement of air pollution control laws under the California Health and Safety Code, including … Continue Reading

Upcoming Event: The Silicon Valley Diversity Dilemma: When the Public Demands Your Employee Data

The spotlight continues to shine on Silicon Valley, but this time it’s not the technology that’s attracting attention. Instead, headlines have shifted to employee diversity. Media outlets and civil rights activists are demanding the release of employee demographic information, and tech companies have become prime targets. Are you prepared to answer when they come knocking … Continue Reading

You’re Invited to the Innovative Global Business Strategy: Utilizing Strategic Talent Mobility to Add Value to Your Workforce Conference on October 1 in San Diego

Jackson Lewis’ Heath Havey will be speaking  on “Talent Mobility: Cross-Border Employment Law Issues + Compliance” at the October 1, 2014 Innovative Global Business Strategy: Utilizing Strategic Talent Mobility to Add Value to Your Workforce Conference in San Diego. Whether you are the CEO, CMO, CHRO, VP of HR, HR practitioner, head of a function or … Continue Reading

California Court of Appeal Holds That A Holding Company With No Employees May Be Vicariously Liable For Alleged Wage and Hour Violations of a Subsidiary

While reversing summary judgment in favor of a holding company, in Castaneda v. The Ensign Group B249119 (Cal. Ct. App. Sep. 15, 2014), the California Court of Appeal held that a “corporation with no employees [that] exercises some control over [a] corporation with employees, [] may be the employer of the employees of the corporation … Continue Reading

Deputy Sheriff Protected by Whistleblower Retaliation Law, California Court of Appeal Rules

The California Labor Code’s Section 1102.5(b) whistleblower protections are not limited to the first employee reporting alleged misconduct, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, affirming a judgment in favor of a deputy sheriff on his whistleblower retaliation claim. Hager v. County of Los Angeles, No. B238277 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 19, 2014). The Court … Continue Reading

California Employers Must Update AB 1825 Training Programs to Include “Abusive Conduct”

AB 2053 (click for California new law) was recently signed into law which requires California employers to update their AB 1825 training programs to include “Abusive Conduct.” For purposes of the new law, “abusive conduct” means conduct of an employer or employee in the workplace, with malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, … Continue Reading

Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Heat Wave Arrives in Southern California

Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from the risk of heat illness, as temperatures in parts of Southern California climb into the upper 90s today and will continue to rise through the weekend and into early next week. “California’s heat illness standards are the strongest in the country, and we will … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Listed to California Lawyer’s 2014 California 50 List

National workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. has joined California Lawyer‘s 2014 California 50 List. The list is comprised of the Golden State’s largest law firms.  In addition to being included, Jackson Lewis was highlighted for having the highest percentage of female partners of any of the 50 firms listed. For more information on the list, click here.… Continue Reading

California High Court Rules that Franchisors are Not Liable for Workplace Injuries Inflicted By Franchisees’ Employees

In a recent opinion with important implications for California businesses, the California Supreme Court held that franchisors are not vicariously liable for the conduct of employees managed by its franchisees. In Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, et al., the plaintiff, a service employee at a Southern California Domino’s Pizza franchise, alleged that she had been … Continue Reading

Sacramento Shareholder David S. Bradshaw Listed in the Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2014

National workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. congratulates Sacramento Office Managing Shareholder David S. Bradshaw for being listed in Sacramento Business Journal‘s Best of the Bar 2014. The journal designates local attorneys who are nominated by their peers and vetted by a panel of attorneys and serves as a resource for companies and individuals looking to … Continue Reading

Federal Law Does Not Preempt State Unfair Competition Claim, California High Court Rules

In a case alleging misclassification of an independent contractor in the transportation industry, the California Supreme Court has found that the California unfair competition law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200 et seq.) (“UCL”) was not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (Pub. L. No. 103-305 (Aug. 23, 1994) 108 Stat. … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Lawyers Selected to the 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers + Rising Stars Lists

National workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. congratulates the following Northern California attorneys for being honored by their peers: San Francisco Managing Shareholder Fraser A. McAlpine, San Francisco Shareholders Mark S. Askanas, Dylan B. Carp, Cara M. Ching-Senaha, Bradley W. Kampas, Patrick C. Mullin, Robert M. Pattison and Mark S. Ross along with Sacramento Managing Shareholder … Continue Reading

You’re Invited to the Global Talent and Managing the 21st Century Workforce Conference on July 30 in Silicon Valley

Jackson Lewis’ Heath Havey will be speaking  on “Cross-Border Employment Law Issues: Effective Use of International Employment Counsel” at the July 30, 2014 Global Talent and Managing the 21st Century Workforce Conference in Silicon Valley at Stanford University. Whether you are the CEO, CMO, CHRO, VP of HR, HR practitioner, head of a function or department, … Continue Reading

Sacramento Managing Shareholder Listed in Daily Journal’s ‘Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers’ in California

David Bradshaw, Office Managing Shareholder of Jackson Lewis’ Sacramento office, has been listed in Daily Journal‘s ‘Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers’ in California. Mr. Bradshaw, who specializes in class actions and complex litigation, is profiled in the July 16, 2014 publication, highlighting his work on Silva v. See’s Candy Shops Inc. along with an … Continue Reading

CA Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated Time of Hire Pamphlet in Spanish

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted a corrected Spanish language time of hire pamphlet on its website. The previously posted Spanish language version contained some outdated information. We recommend employers download the new pamphlet for their new hire packets. Employers should ensure they provide all the upon hire pamphlets required by California. If you have any … Continue Reading