Employment & Labor

This year, the California Legislature passed and the Governor approved the Contraceptive Equity Act of 2022 (Senate Bill 523 or SB 523), a piece of legislation intended to increase the ability of Californians to exercise full control over their reproductive decisions and to expand coverage and decrease access barriers to reproductive health services.
Among other things, Senate Bill 523 makes

On December 31, 2022, Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) finally sunset. However, the Standards Board has been working to pass a permanent standard to ensure it is in place before the expiration of the ETS. The Board has announced it will be voting on the permanent standard at its upcoming meeting on December 15th.

Of note, while it is

In early 2021, the 9th Circuit upheld federal preemption of California’s meal and rest break laws for interstate motor carrier drivers, in the consolidated case of International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In that matter, the 9th circuit held the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s determination that federal law preempts California’s meal and rest

December has started, and the holiday season is officially here. While you drink your peppermint latte and regret Black-Friday splurges, consider these five tips to avoid commonplace mistakes made by employers in December:

  • Even if an employee is on the naughty list, wait until a couple weeks into the new year to separate them. Plaintiffs’ counsel will paint employers as
  • The deadlines for amending many retirement plans for recent changes in the law under the CARES Act and SECURE Act have been extended to December 31, 2025 (governmental qualified or 457(b) plans or a 403(b) plan for public school employees deadline is generally within 90 days after the legislative body with authority to amend the plan closes the third regular