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Retaliation Claims on the Rise

Retaliation Claims on the Rise The Washington Post November 2nd Article regarding the rise in retaliation claims focuses on changing laws and attitudes about workplace bias as the reasons for the steady growth in these types of claims. If you’ve been practicing law in the employment arena long enough you don’t need statistics to know […]

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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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Nonprofit Corporation 2014 Law – SB594

SB594 – A New Law For California Nonprofit Corporations A 2014 California law prohibits nonprofit organizations from using monies and other property received from local agencies for campaign activities. SB 594, signed into law by Gov. Brown in 2013, and which took effect on January 1, 2014, prohibits all California non-profit organizations from supporting or […]

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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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Copyright – Supreme Court Holding in Aero Case

I am sharing an article from the Justia Daily Opinions – straight off the Supreme Court press! The Copyright Act of 1976 gives a copyright owner the “exclusive righ[t]” to “perform the copyrighted work publicly,” 17 U.S.C. 106(4), including the right to “transmit or otherwise communicate … the [copyrighted] work … to the public, by […]

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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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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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