CA Employment Law Blog


California’s legal climate presents unique challenges to businesses operating in the state. A frequent author and speaker on employment law, Jeff is a regular contributor to the firm’s California Employment Law blog, providing insight into the full spectrum of California labor laws concerning class actions, wage and hour issues, overtime matters, discrimination and harassment claims, privacy concerns, accommodations and other issues.

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Recent Blog Posts

  • Q&A Regarding Alternative Workweek Schedules Employees generally love Alternative Workweek Schedules. They prefer, for example, working four 10-hour days to working five eight-hour days. They work the same number of hours but they get an additional day off and less time commuting. The advantage to employers is that they can give employees the schedule they prefer without incurring additional overtime liability. But before California employers can implement an Alternative Workweek Schedule (or AWS), they need to jump through all sorts of hoops, including having secret... More
  • Questions California Job Interviewers Need to Avoid in 2018 The laws about what employers can ask job applicants continue to evolve. Here are four areas of inquiry that are not allowed: Questions about prior salary – With the passage of AB 168, effective January 1, 2018, employers cannot ask applicants for employment about salary history information, including information about compensation and benefits. Questions about criminal convictions before making a conditional offer of employment – Following the leads of San Francisco and Los Angeles, AB 1008 prohibits employers with five or more employees from: Asking on employment applications about criminal... More