Enacted in 2004, California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) was designed by the California Legislature to offer financial incentives to private individuals to enforce state labor laws by recovering certain civil penalties. Aggrieved employees can seek recovery of civil penalties for Labor Code violations they suffered, in addition to penalties for all Labor Code violations
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California Contemplates Regulating the Use of AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly emerged as a transformative force across various industries, revolutionizing the way we work and live. As we have previously written about here, AI has huge potential benefits for employers. However, as the technology continues to advance, its impact on the workforce raises important questions about discrimination, privacy, and accountability.…
Navigating Unwaivable Employment Law Rights in California: A Guide for Employers
As an employer in the Golden State, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the protections granted to employees by state law. California is known for its progressive stance on worker rights and its complex set of regulations facing employers. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of unwaivable employment law…
Essential Videos for California Employers: Your Must-Watch Guide
This week’s Friday’s Five: a curated collection of must-watch videos on our YouTube channel for all California employers. Stay informed and discover the valuable insights you need to navigate the intricacies of the state’s employment landscape:
1. Exempt or non-exempt?
2. Meal and rest break basics
3. Culture fit happens in hiring
Tips and Tip Pools In California
By Pooja Patel and Anthony Zaller
An issue that constantly plagues the service industry is what to do about tips and the challenges that come with mandated tip pooling and mandatory service charges. This week’s post is an update and a general discussion about tipping and mandatory service charges. This simple concept is surprisingly complex…
Are Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation Agreements Enforceable In California?
Employers considering implementing noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements for their California workforce must understand the differences in these agreements, and California’s public policy against restraints against an employee’s ability to work in their profession or trade. This Friday’s Five covers the top five issues employers must know about noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements in California.
Five Key Issues About Meal and Rest Breaks California Employers Need to Understand to Minimize Litigation Exposure
Recently we have been litigating and answering basic issues about employers’ obligations to provide meal and rest breaks. It has been a few years since the California Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking ruling in Brinker Restaurant Group v. Superior Court, and there is no indication that wage and hour litigation for California employers will lighten…
California Pay Data Reporting Deadline Is May 10, 2023 for Employers with 100 or More Employees or Contracted Workers
Employers of 100 or more employees to report to the California Civil Rights Department pay and hours-worked data by establishment, pay band, job category, sex, race, and ethnicity. For 2023, the pay data reports are due by May 10. This requirement applies to employers even if they are based outside of California, but have one…
Employing Minors in California
With summer right around the corner, many businesses are looking to hire from local high schools. Whether you are hiring minors as seasonal or full-time employees, there are key laws that employers should be familiar with. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), California Labor Code, California Wage Orders, and California Education Code regulate child labor. …
The Importance of Having a Mentor (and Why Companies Should Implement Mentoring Systems)
In Ready, Fire, Aim, an excellent book for entrepreneurs, Michael Masterson sets out a compelling reason why nearly everyone in the workplace needs a mentor (and why everyone should also be a mentor). Masterson explains, “The big problem everyone has when beginning a new business is ignorance. New entrepreneurs don’t know how the business should…