employment law

California Employment Law and Paid Sick Leave

As of the first of July, 2015, the Healthy Families Act that was introduced last year in 2015 will begin to impose new requirements for paid sick leave on the employers within California. Most employers – regardless of their size or industry are...

The Fair Pay Act For Employees and Employers

Recently, the governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358, Jackson), and changed the business wages landscape for all employers and employees covered by the jurisdiction of California. The new law, effective from 1st...

Implications of Minimum Wage Hike in California for Employers & Employees

In 2016, more than 1.2 million workers in California could reap the benefits of the change in the minimum wage law governing the state. The new law makes it necessary for employers to comply with the $10/hour minimum wage rate, effective from January...

Expansion of the California Fair Pay Act

Ever since 1949, gender-based wage discrimination has been prohibited by California and has provided protection similar to the Federal Equal Pay Act (1963). On the 6th of October 2015 the California Fair Pay Act was signed by Governor Brown, which means...

Employment Litigation and the Basics of Unfair Dismissal

If you suddenly find yourself in a significant dispute with your employer, or place of employment, obtaining immediate legal advice from an experienced and skilled employment lawyer is crucial. Unfair dismissal has significant financial consequences for...