PA’s Prevailing Wage Law Shows Its Teeth
By: Joshua Ferguson and Courtney Mazzio
Pennsylvania’s Prevailing Wage Law was enacted in 1961 to protect construction workers from out-of-state competition, mandating those contractors pay the wages that “prevail” in each region on all government construction projects more than $25,000.
Violations of this state labor …
Dear California Legislature the Constitution Prohibits Ex Post Facto Laws
By: David Molinari
If you have practiced law in the State of California for an appreciable period of time you become numb to warnings from out-of-state clients and counsel bemoaning enactments by the state’s legislature that will doom business and …
Hiring Summer Employees? Make Sure Your Business is Covered.
By: Allison Hyatt
Summer is here and many businesses are looking to hire additional employees to cover the influx of business inspired by vacation season. One option is to use a temporary employment staffing agency to cover seasonal employee needs. …
Employers Should Consider "Prevailing Party" Language In Arbitration Clauses
By: Ken Menendez
Employers seeking to discourage frivolous claims by employees may wish to consider utilizing a “prevailing party” clause as part of their agreement to arbitrate.
Many employers utilize arbitration as a means of avoiding the generally greater cost …
Department of Labor Unveils Its Long-Awaited Proposed Overtime Rule
By: Brad Adler
On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited proposed rule that would revise the white collar overtime exemption regulations. In its proposed rule, the DOL proposed raising the minimum annual salary for …
What Are The Ethical Rules For Legal Blogs In California?
By: Greg Fayard
If you are a California lawyer and are thinking about starting a blog, keep these points in mind:
- Blogging by an attorney may be a communication subject to the requirements and restrictions of the Rules of Professional
Women On Board
By: Rebecca Smith
Nearly one-quarter of California-headquartered publicly held domestic or foreign corporations have no female directors. No later than the close of the 2019 calendar year, those companies will need to add at least one. Senate Bill 826 (SB …
Navigating New California Employment Laws
By: David Daniels
Are you and your clients doing business in California prepared for the new employment laws that take effect in 2018? If you represent employers in the state of California, these laws may very well affect the daily …
California’s Protecting Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB-450)
By: Layli Eskandari Deal
On October 5, 2017 Governor Brown signed AB-450 into law further taking California into the federal immigration landscape. The new State law took effect on January 1, 2018.
Here are some key elements:
- Employers no longer
Recent Affirmance of the Going and Coming Rule
By: Owen Rooney
In Morales-Simental v. Genentech, California’s First District Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment for the employer, thus rejecting plaintiff’s attempts to expand on the special errand exception to going and coming rule. (No. A145865). The employee …
Upcoming Changes to Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility
By: Kelly Morrison
United States is once again proposing changes to the standard I-9 eligibility form. The commentary period on the amended form is open until October 15, 2012, at which time USCIS will evaluate suggestions and issue an implementation …
New Jersey Imposes Another Posting Requirement on Employers
By: Brad Adler
In addition to a record keeping requirement notice, a family leave insurance notice and others, New Jersey employers now will be required to post and distribute to employees a notice of their right to work in an …