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February 20, 2024 | Employment Law

New Ride for Disneyland’s Employees; called “Forming a Union.”

Under the name “Magic United,” employees within the Characters and Parades departments at the Anaheim resort announced on Tuesday their plans to unionize, joining the Actors’ Equity Association, which represents 51,000 professional actors and stage members across Broadway and live

January 22, 2024 | Employment Law

Kyte Baby Denies Remote Work While Actual Baby is in the NICU

In October, Kyte Baby employee Melissa Hughes informed her employer of her decision to adopt and then waited for the call. After heartbreaking miscarriages, IVF and nearly dying during surgery for a miscarriage that failed to progress, she received the

January 3, 2024 | Employment Law

New Year New Laws in California

Every January hundreds of new laws take effect in California.

Here are a few that might actually affect your work life.

You can take time off for a reproductive loss: Senate Bill 848 mandates that companies with a minimum of

December 19, 2023 | Employment Law

California Adopts Emergency Rules as Response to Silicosis

This week, California enacted emergency rules to protect workers from incurable silicosis. The increasing popularity of engineered stone products and lack of adherence to safeguards has the potential to create an epidemic among young laborers. The disease is absolutely devastating

November 29, 2023 | Employment Law

Generative AI: Trust or Oversight and Potential Risks to Employees

Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) has the potential to transform a variety of industries, including state government and politics. In September Gov. Newsom directed state agencies to examine the risks and benefits of GenAI. Expect guidelines for procurement, use and training

October 28, 2023 | Employment Law

Vetoed Bill for Unemployment Benefits for Striking Workers Arrives in Washington With Renewed Energy

Last month SB799, Unemployment insurance: trade disputes: eligibility for benefits, was vetoed in the Governor’s office. “Now is not the time to increase costs or incur this sizable debt,” Newsom stated. It didn’t take long for Californians to take

September 27, 2023 | Employment Law

U.S. Department of Labor Announced Proposed Rule to Restore and Extend Overtime Protections to 3.6 Million Salaried Workers

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), there is a minimum salary threshold for overtime exemption of $35,568. The Department of Labor has proposed a rule to increase that to $55,068 annually. Employees earning $55,568 or less would receive overtime

September 22, 2023 | Employment Law

California Legislature Approves $25 Hourly Minimum Wage for Non-Medical Hospital Staff

Security guards, housekeeping, receptionists and others could see much bigger paychecks in the future. Under SB525 Minimum Wages: health care workers, workers at large healthcare facilities would earn $23 per hour starting next year, $24 per hour in 2025

August 28, 2023 | Employment Law

Who Is Protecting American Workers from the Heat?

A historic heat wave that began blasting the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer is shining a spotlight on one of the harshest, yet least-addressed effects of U.S. climate change: the rising deaths and injuries of people

August 27, 2023 | Employment Law

Unemployment Pay for Striking Workers in California

California workers may soon have a better incentive to strike over issues like pay, benefits, and working conditions. Senate Bill 799 would allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits after being on strike for two weeks.


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