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December 21, 2022 | Employment Law

Will Meta’s Mass Layoff Violate Federal or State Laws?

Meta is planning to begin a mass layoff. According to people familiar with the matter, the layoffs are expected to affect many thousands of employees as soon as Wednesday. This would be the first mass layoff in the company’s 18-year

November 29, 2022 | Employment Law

Amazon $18M Settlement; The Largest Wage/Hour Class Settlement in Oregon History

Amazon’s Oregon employees filed a class action suit against their employer in 2019 alleging the e-commerce giant cheated them out of more than 40,000 hours of pay over seven years. 


Amazon employs thousands of hourly employees at its order

November 7, 2022 | Employment Law

Will My Layoff Be Covered By the WARN Act?

The Federal WARN Act applies to plant closings and mass layoffs. A mass layoff is defined as a reduction of 500 employees  at a single job site or 50 – 499 employees if the layoff equals 33% of the total

November 4, 2022 | Employment Law

Wage Claim FAQ’s

What are the deadlines for filing a wage claim?

Claims related to a bounced check or lack of access to payroll or personnel records must be filed within one (1) year. Claims based on a verbal promise to pay must

October 10, 2022 | Employment Law

Paid Family and Medical Leave Increase in California Includes an Additional Non-family Member

Effective in 2025, California will pay up to 90% in wage replacement for new parents and those who need to take time off for their own illness or caring for another’s. Senate Bill 951 will also maintain the wage replacement

September 21, 2022 | Employment Law

Instant Opposition to FAST Restaurant Act

No sooner was the ink dry on California’s new fast food law when local and regional business advocacy organizations created or sponsored the Stop AB 257 campaign. In a joint statement the International Franchise Association and the National Restaurant Association

September 19, 2022 | Employment Law

Can Your Company Ask You to Take a Pay Cut to Continue Working from Home?

As the pandemic becomes endemic, more companies are asking workers to return to the office. About 30% of paid workdays remain remote, just a 5% increase from before the COVID-19 outbreak.


The Working from Home Research Project, a collaboration of

August 25, 2022 | Employment Law

Mandated Break Periods for Direct Patient Care Employees; a Proposed Change to the California Labor Code

Meal and rest periods are essential worker protections that reduce accidents, improve productivity, and promote employee wellbeing. In the health care sector, fatigue can adversely impact patient care and meal and rest periods are important to ensuring quality care.



August 1, 2022 | Employment Law

If an Employee Is a Victim of Domestic Abuse Do They Qualify for Time Off Work?

According to the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, you have the right to take time off from work to obtain relief from court, including obtaining a restraining order, to protect you and your children’s health, safety or welfare.


The FMLA is

July 28, 2022 | Employment Law

Compliant Compensation Based on Locality of Remote or Hybrid Work

Are you working from home? Have you worked from a locality that is not the one you resided in when you started your job? Has your employer addressed remote and hybrid work arrangements?

If your employer has allowed you to