Will Smith’s slap to the face of Chris Rock at the March 27 Oscar awards was not just appalling and wrong. It was also a slap to the face of any manager who is trying to navigate the modern workplace. And it put a spotlight on the challenges of face-to-face encounters in the post-pandemic environment Read More →
By Jonathan Fraser Light Employers may have noticed that California employment law is incredibly burdensome, incredibly detailed, and filled with “gotchas.” The actual statutes are only part of the problem; the courts sometimes interpret those laws in ways that make little sense. Here are a few of those “gotchas” that may leave you scratching your Read More →
It’s exhausting for employers to try to keep up with all the sometimes inconsistent and contradictory federal and state rules for employer COVID-19 compliance.
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By Jonathan Fraser Light I have a running sick joke with one of my insurance broker clients. Every month he tells me how many of his clients have left the state because they can’t stand to run a business here. Others of my employer clients are leaving when they can. Meat packers, computer chip component Read More →
By Jonathan Light There is great uncertainty about whether proposed federal wage and hour laws are going to be implemented in 2017, but there are plenty of other things to worry about on the employment law front in California. Regardless of the federal implementation, we won’t see much federal effect in California. Here are just Read More →
While the water law will introduce formal management to many basins in the region for the first time, it doesn’t fundamentally change the idea of proprietary groundwater rights. In employment law, starting next summer, California businesses of all sizes will have to give all employees — part-time, full-time or even temporary, exempt or non-exempt — at least three days a year of paid sick time.