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The PUMP Act Extends Protections to 9 Million Additional Lactating Parents Adding the Legal Mechanism Required to Sue Employers

May 2, 2023 | Employment Law

The PUMP Act Extends Protections to 9 Million Additional Lactating Parents Adding the Legal Mechanism Required to Sue Employers

The PUMP Act is now in full effect. Both exempt and non-exempt breastfeeding moms returning to work have the weight of the law encouraging them to continue their efforts. The enforcement provision of last year’s law is in full effect

April 19, 2023 | Employment Law

How Does Biden’s Childcare/Eldercare Executive Order Affect Me?

The crisis surrounding the care workforce continues to intensify and families struggle to afford care while caregivers continue to be grossly underpaid. In major American cities the cost of childcare can exceed rent. 


The National Domestic Workers Alliance sees

March 28, 2023 | Employment Law

Starbucks Penalizing Unionized Workers by Withholding Credit Card Tipping and Other Benefits

Starbucks violated federal labor law when it excluded 200+ unionized stores from a new policy that facilitated tipping via credit card, according to a new complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board NLRB. When the program rolled out in

March 15, 2023 | Employment Law

Tech Layoffs Prompt Legislation to Protect Contract Workers

Facebook’s parent company, Meta is planning to layoff 10,000 employees and close 5,000 open, unfilled positions. This follows November layoffs of 11,000 or 13% of Meta’s workforce. In October, Elon Musk acquired Twitter and promptly laid off almost half its

February 28, 2023 | Employment Law

A Single Caregiver Provides Most of the Hospice Care

Jimmy Carter and his family have made the decision for him to remain at home in hospice care. What does that mean exactly? Hospice care is for any person who has a life-threatening or terminal illness. For those people, and

February 21, 2023 | Employment Law

It’s High Time to be Paid for All Time Worked and Home Depot Will Pay to the Minute

A Home Depot employee counted 470 hours of unpaid wages due to the home improvement retailer’s chosen time clock rounding scheme. Despite improvements in the ability to “practically ascertain” the actual time worked by employees, Home Depot has continued to

January 31, 2023 | Employment Law

California Mom-to-be Among the 12,000 Layoffs at Google

“It was wonderful to know that I’m one week closer to seeing my baby after completing a comprehensive handover doc before I take my leave as a Program Manager. However, the moment I checked my phone, my heart sank. I

January 10, 2023 | Employment Law

New Year New Laws

Gov. Newsom signed 997 bills into law and some older laws are just taking effect in 2023.


Due to inflation, on Jan. 1 California’s minimum wage increased to $15.50. Many California cities or counties have ordinances that set the

December 28, 2022 | Employment Law

Biden Signs Massive Budget Bill. What’s in it for Me?

Tax breaks and Retirement Savings Rules Changes, That’s What.


The $1.7B budget bill that landed on Biden’s desk includes the Secure 2.0 Act of 2022 which will reshape retirement tax incentives in your favor for years to come.


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