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The #MeToo Effect in A Federal Case

The #MeToo Movement has not only brought a plethora of sexual misconduct to light, it is now becoming a part of the judiciary’s lexicon in sexual harassment cases.  One such federal case illustrating this movement is the case of Minarsky ...
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Proposed California Legislation – Job Killer Bills

From the California Chamber of Commerce: Proposed California Legislation – Job Killer Bills AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) Predictable Scheduling Mandate/Protected Leave of Absence — Imposes an unfair, one-size fits all, two-week notice scheduling mandate on certain employers that perform ...
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FLSA Overtime Changes Threaten Exempt Status

From the San Diego State Bar – Business Law Section By: Ogletree Deakins and Diane M. Saunders. FLSA Overtime Changes Threaten Exempt Status The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Committee on Employment Law held its spring meeting last week, and one ...
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IRS Streamlined Application for Section 501c3 status

IRS Streamlined Application for Section 501c3 Status From the State Bar of California Business Section, “Recent Developments and Trends for Exempt Organizations.” During the summer, the IRS released Form 1023-EZ, a streamlined application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, in an effort to ...
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San Francisco Minimum Wage Increase May 1 2015

San Francisco Minimum Wage Increase May 1 2015 San Francisco’s minimum wage will increase to $12.15 on May 1, 2015.  The increase, which passed in 2014 as part of Proposition J, won more than 76% of the vote. The minimum ...
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New – 2015 California Employment Laws

New –  2015 California Employment Laws As is often the case, California has enacted New-2015 California Employment Laws that will take effect throughout 2015. It is important for employers to become aware of and adhere to these laws. Below is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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