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New California Employment Laws

Admin   October 16, 2018 ...

The legislative calendar for the year has effectively ended and the new laws for 2019 are in. We have outlined below the new laws most likely to affect our clients. There was an increase in narrow, industry-specific employment laws this year which are not covered below. However, we provide a couple of examples of these industry-specific laws at the end of this newsletter and encourage you to check for anything […]

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New Employment Laws for 2018

Admin   October 20, 2017 ...

Earlier this week Governor Brown signed the last bills for the year. This newsletter provides brief summaries of the new employment laws most likely to affect the clients of Holden Law Group. We also outline significant bills that were vetoed as they provide a glimpse of employment law changes we can expect in the future. The new laws described will be effective January 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted. Full copies […]

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New Employment Laws for 2017

Admin   October 7, 2016 ...

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law almost 900 of the bills passed by California’s extremely progressive Legislature in 2016.  This newsletter provides brief summaries of the new employment laws most likely to affect the clients of Holden Law Group. The laws described will be effective January 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted. Full copies of the laws can be viewed by clicking on the links provided.  Please contact us if […]

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New Employment Laws for 2016

Admin   October 28, 2015 ...

It was a busy year again for new employment-related laws and an active Legislature. Below are brief summaries of the new employment-related laws most likely to affect employers generally. In some cases the new laws are considerably more complex than can be fully discussed in these brief summaries. Future newsletters will likely focus on the new laws of greatest interest to our clients. Unless indicated otherwise, these laws will go […]

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Paid Sick Leave for All – An Initial Analysis and Report on AB 1522

Admin   October 30, 2014 ...

Paid sick leave for everyone!  It’s celebration time in California; unless you are an employer.  California employers have once again been saddled with the task of understanding and complying with a new and complex employment law.  Below you will find an outline of the key elements of the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.”  The outline is designed as a starting point for understanding the new law and how […]

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New Employment Laws…Are You Ready?

Admin   October 6, 2014 ...

It was a busy year for new employment-related laws and an activist Legislature. Below are brief summaries of the new employment-related laws most likely to affect employers generally. In some cases the new laws are considerably more complex than can be fully discussed in these brief summaries. Future newsletters will likely focus on the new laws of greatest interest to our clients. Unless indicated otherwise, these laws will go into […]

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“My Pay Stub is Wrong”

Admin   April 5, 2014 ...

How can a minor pay stub error or omission cost an employer hundreds of thousands of dollars in a wage and hour lawsuit? It is easy in the State of California. We have Labor Code section 226 which defines nine particularized items that must be set forth on a wage statement and plenty of plaintiff’s attorneys eager to find technical errors. Here are the nine required items: Gross wages Total […]

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Avoid the Devastating Impact of Employee Claims!

Admin   March 26, 2014 ...

Employee claims are an everyday reality for employers in California.  Human resource managers in larger organizations deal with them on a regular basis.  If you own or manage a smaller organization you may have avoided employee claims.  The likelihood that you will continue to avoid them drops with every passing day. Many employers purchase Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) as a tool for managing the rising probability of employee claims.  […]

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Are You Ready for the New Employment Laws Coming in 2014? Details on AB 263.

Admin   November 21, 2013 ...

In our October 18, 2013 newsletter, we summarized some of the employment laws passed this year that will become effective in 2014. While many of these new laws will increase the cost and burden of doing business in California, we want to expand on the law that may have the most significant and complicated impact on the day-to-day management of employees. Click here for a more in depth analysis of […]

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California New 2013 – 2014 Employment Laws. Are You Ready?

Admin   October 25, 2013 ...

Governor Jerry Brown signed the last of this year’s employment-related legislation. Click here for a copy of our Newsletter where we have summarized the new laws most likely to affect your organization. Unless indicated otherwise, these new laws will go into effect January 1, 2014. For a full copy of the new laws, simply follow the links. Holden Law Group is here to support you if you have questions or […]

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New California Law Requires All Commission Plans To Be In Writing

Admin   November 30, 2012 ...

Do you have employees that receive a commission? If so, you may want click here for a printable version of our latest Holden Law Group Newsletter that addresses new requirements that will go into effect in 2013. Subscribe to our Newsletter to receive up-to-date information regarding Human Resources and Employment Law for business owners.

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California New 2013 Employment Laws

Admin   October 4, 2012 ...

Governor Jerry Brown signed the last of this year’s employment-related legislation. Click here for a copy of our Newsletter where we have summarized the new laws most likely to affect your organization. Unless indicated otherwise, these new laws will go into effect January 1, 2013. For a full copy of the new laws, simply follow the links. Holden Law Group is here to support you if you have questions or concerns. […]

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Brinker Case Decided Today

Admin   April 12, 2012 ...

The long awaited Brinker Case was decided today! All California employers subject to the meal and rest period requirements of the Labor Code and the Wage Orders will be impacted by this landmark decision. Although the decision is favorable to employers in many respects, it is not a complete victory. Click here for a copy of our Newsletter which contains the most important aspects of the case..

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AB 22 – Restrictions On Consumer Credit Reports

Admin   November 29, 2011 ...

Many employers routinely use consumer credit checks when making personnel and hiring decisions. Both the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”) and its federal counterpart, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA’), regulate how employers may use this information. However, with the passage of AB 22, the California State Legislature has amended California’s Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”) and added a new section to California’s Labor Code, placing additional […]

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AB 469 – Wage Theft Prevention Act & SB 299 Pregnancy Disability Leave Health Care Coverage

Admin   November 4, 2011 ...

Click here for a more in depth analysis of some of the new employment laws that will go into effect January 1, 2012. Not only do we believe these laws are pertinent; they also attracted the most interest and concern from our clients. This Newsletter contains more detail on the new laws and some practice considerations and suggestions. The laws discussed below are AB 469 (Wage Theft Prevention Act) and […]

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