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Jul 17 2014
Wage and Hour  

CALIFORNIA: Minimum wage for exempt workers increased July 1, 2014

In order for a professional, administrative, or executive employee to be exempt from overtime in California, the minimum annual salary must be at least $37,440 as of July 1, 2014.

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Jul 17 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: More family members covered by paid family leave

Effective July 1, 2014, employees in California may take paid family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or parent-in-law with a serious health condition.

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Jun 24 2014
Wage and Hour  

Class action claim for final pay violations allowed to proceed

A former PetSmart groomer has been given the green light to proceed with her class action lawsuit alleging that PetSmart’s practice of paying departing employees with a prepaid ATM card was a violation of the California Labor Code.

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Jun 17 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: Leave of absence for pregnant employee may not be reasonable accommodation

Granting a leave of absence instead of workplace accommodations to a pregnant employee may not have been reasonable under California law, ruled a federal district court in California.

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Jun 03 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: Medical certification for CFRA more limited than federal FMLA

When an employer in California used the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) medical certification form, it asked for more information than what is permitted under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

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Apr 25 2014

California Sexual Harassment Training this May 13th

Provide your supervisors with required California sexual harassment training and education and reduce your risk to costly harassment claims.

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Apr 08 2014
Labor RelationsWage and Hour

CALIFORNIA: Collective Bargaining Agreements Can Determine Overtime Compensation

Collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) can, in certain cases, override strict state laws on overtime, ruled a California court of appeals. 

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Feb 04 2014
Wage and Hour  

CALIFORNIA: Written policy crucial in obligation to provide meal and rest periods

The obligation to “provide” meal and rest periods may require an affirmative policy authorizing and explaining how to take those breaks, according to a recent decision from a California court of appeals.

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Nov 14 2013
HiringLeave LawsWage and Hour  

New California employment-related laws to take effect in 2014

Governor Brown has recently signed a flurry of California bills into law.

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