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  • Dave’s Desk: Defining National Origin

    Defining National Origin   Recently California has issued proposed regulations through the Department of Fair Employment and Housing which would go beyond those issued in 2016 by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  The new California regulations, if passed, will go in effect by the end of 2017 and substantially expand the protections for applicants and employees based on

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  • Dave’s Desk: Current Pending Employer-Related Legislation

    Current Pending Employer-Related Legislation   For employers, current legislation pending in California generally includes a mix of beneficial news and some that may cause distress.  At the present time, there are four (4) Bills pending, among numerous others, which I am watching closely and wanted to share with you. On the positive side for employers, Assembly Bill 281 and Assembly

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  • Dave’s Desk: Day of Rest

    Day of Rest Interpreted   State Supreme Court Interprets “Day of Rest” Recently the California Supreme Court reviewed and defined a 120-year-old statute which states that an employee in California must have at least 1 day rest in 7 days.  For most of the 120 years this has been interpreted as averaging 1 day off in 7 (thus requiring 4-5

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  • Dave’s Desk: Electronic Signatures and Your Business

    Use of Electronic Signatures in Your Business Over the past several years, it has become more and more common for businesses to use electronic signatures for a variety of business-related transactions.  As a result, both federal and state laws pertaining to these types of transactions have been created.  California’s Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UTEA) and the Federal Electronic Signatures in

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  • Dave’s Desk: Small Details Can Lead to Big Problems

      Small Details Can Lead to Big Problems As you know, I don’t normally write “alarmist” pieces, and I rarely alert clients to the activities of other law firms. However, there is a law firm in Southern California that all Employers need to be warned about. More Than Hearsay   Personally, I have handled at least 10 claims in the past

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