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Proposed Amendment to FMLA Spouse Definition

Proposed Amendment to FMLA Spouse Definition Last year, in the case of United States v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional.  The President instructed the Cabinet to review all relevant federal statutes to ensure the decision, including its implications for federal benefits and […]

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Federal Contractors – New Executive Orders Regarding Retaliation

Here is an interesting article from our friends at Thomson Reuters regarding two new Executive Orders recently signed by President Obama: The first is Executive Order No. 13665 (79 Fed. Reg. 20,749, Apr. 11, 2014), which prohibits retaliation by covered federal contractors and subcontractors against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose details of […]

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Employment Law:Workplace Gambling

Employment Law – Workplace Gamling Although employers do not think about employees when we think about basketball, the annual frenzy of “March Madness” (the NCAA men’s basketball tournament) has changed that perspective. The outplacement firm that reports the basketball tournament’s potential cost to employers drew headlines this year with it’s calculation of a 1.2 billion […]

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Employment Law – Workplace Romance and Privacy

Employment Law – Workplace Romance and Privacy

Employment Law In a recent survey taken by Vault.com’s, (“2014 Office Romance Survey”), 56 percent of survey participants said they engaged in a workplace romance.  The survey also evidenced that both men and women equally participated in a workplace romance. While office romance is often sweetly and innocuously portrayed in novels and films, in reality, […]

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Minimum Wage California – Assembly Bill 10

Assembly Bill 10: Hope for Low-Wage Workers Minimum Wage California California’s minimum wage was set at $8.00 per hour in 2008 and has since not been changed for the last six years. However, Assembly Bill 10 could change all of that. The proposed bill seeks to increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 in 2014, […]

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New Pregnancy Leave Obligations and Rights FEHA & PDLL

The California Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in Sanchez v. Swissport, Inc., No. B237761, will have a significant impact employment law and the way employers handle employees requiring pregnancy leave. On February 21, 2013, the court determined, for the first time, that an employee is entitled to reasonable accommodation for a disability under the […]

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Legal Current Events: California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

On September 21, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 323. Specifically, section 20 of the Bill replaced the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act (Beverly-Killea) with the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) to govern the formation and operation of limited liability companies (LLCs). Under the new legislation, LLCs are not […]

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