The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s recent final rule that would ban virtually all noncompete agreements in the United States will take effect Sept. 4, 2024, barring delays from pending legal

Continue Reading Business as Usual in California? Comparing the FTC’s Noncompete Final Rule to California Law

On or before July 1, 2024, most California employers must establish a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) in addition to their Injury, Illness & Prevention Programs. Employers also need to provide training on their WVPP and keep prescribed records.
Continue Reading Coming to California Workplaces this Summer – Workplace Violence Prevention Plans

AB 1228, commonly referred to as the “Fast Act,” takes effect in California on April 1, 2024, and the consequences for non-compliance are serious.

Many affected companies have closely followed

Continue Reading Effective April 1, California’s ‘Fast Act’ Covers More Than ‘Fast Food,’ Comes with Significant Implications

With the festive season upon us, California employers can look forward to hanging lights, holiday cheer, and, of course, the new employment laws and compliance challenges taking effect in the

Continue Reading ’Tis the Season for California’s 2024 Legislative Update: What Employers Need to Prepare for

In 1872, California bucked the common law and the views of many other states by declaring noncompete agreements unenforceable except in narrow and limited circumstances. The crackdown has continued ever

Continue Reading AB 1076 and Noncompete Agreements: California’s Crackdown Continues

On Oct. 4, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill No. 616 (SB 616). Effective Jan. 1, 2024, SB 616 expands the existing paid sick leave entitlements

Continue Reading California Expands Paid Sick Leave Entitlements, Effective Jan. 1, 2024

With California SB 553’s July 1, 2024 implementation deadline only about nine months away, and given the increase in gun violence – and violence generally – in public places like grocery stores, places of worship, and movie theaters, CA employers should establish and implement a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan sooner than later.
Continue Reading Non-Health Care California Employers Will Soon Need to Comply with Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements

“Hot Labor Summer” – so dubbed due to strikes by the Writers Guild, Screen Actors Guild, Southern California Hotel Workers, health care workers from multiple unions, and United Auto Workers

Continue Reading California Governor Signs Bill Allowing Staff to Unionize…in 2026