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AB 2755 Signed Into Law

Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2755, which amends Corporations Code Section 5047, to make it clear that a person is only a director as defined in the statute if that person has the right to vote as a member of the governing body and that a person who is a director by virtue of occupying […]

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California Assembly Bill 1522 – Paid Sick Days

California Assembly Bill 1522 – Paid Sick Days   On September 10, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Assembly Bill 1522 into law.  The bill enacted the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.   The Act, which will take effect on July 1, 2015, provides that an employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works […]

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Executive Order 13658 – Federal Contractors Minimum Wage

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, which established a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour for workers performing work on covered Federal contracts. Executive Order 13658 states that Federal Government contracts with sources that adequately compensate their workers promote the Federal Government’s procurement interests in economy and efficiency. On October 7, […]

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Assembly Bill No. 1529 – Effect on California Non-Profits

Existing law requires every non- tax exempt corporation doing business within California to pay a minimum franchise tax for the privilege of exercising its corporate franchises within this state.   The non tax-exempt corporation is subject to the minimum franchise tax until the effective date of dissolution or withdrawal or, if later, the date the […]

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San Diego Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles Times Article, August 19, 2014.  Reporter: Tony Perry The San Diego City Council voted Monday to override the mayor’s veto of a minimum wage increase — setting the stage for another high-profile political fight between the Democrat-controlled council versus the Republican mayor and the business establishment. All six Democrats on the council voted […]

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2014 Increase in Minimum Wage

2014 Increase in Minimum Wage  Effective July 1, 2014, the minimum wage in the State of California will increase to Nine Dollars ($9.00) per hour for hourly employees.   Although there are some exceptions, almost all employees in California must be paid the minimum wage as required by state law. There are some employees who are […]

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Employer Liability for Employee Car Accident

Employer Liable for Employee Car Accident I believe most of my employer clients were shocked when I informed them of the Moradi v. Marsh, decision, where a California court of appeal found an employer liable for an employee’s car accident during her commute home. Interpreting the Moradi case, another California appellate court in the case […]

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Labor and Employment Law – AB 1522 – Mandatory Sick Leave

Mandatory Sick Leave This week, the California Assembly Labor and Employment Committee approved AB 1522, a bill sponsored by Lorena Gonzales; D-San Diego,  that would require all California employers, except those with collective bargaining agreements, to provide their employees who have worked in California for seven days, with mandatory sick leave.  The sick leave has […]

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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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