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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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  • Dave’s Desk: Personal Liability

      PERSONAL LIABILITY OF OWNERS AND MANAGERS Under both State and Federal law, owners and managers of businesses may be held personally liable for a variety of employment and labor law violations under recent decisions and statutory authority.  In the field of harassment and discrimination (especially sexual harassment) both State and Federal law allow employees to pursue actions against managers

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  • Dave’s Desk: Minimum Wage

      MINIMUM WAGE Earlier in the year I mentioned that the minimum wage was going up. While this is true, it is not as simple as it sounds. Senate Bill 3 (passed April 4, 2016) creates a two-tier system for California’s minimum wage, depending on the number of employees in the company. For Employers who employ 26 or more employees,

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