Legal Updates

As a courtesy to its clients, friends, and colleagues in the legal profession, LightGabler is pleased to present the following legal updates. These items have been prepared by the attorneys of LightGabler for informational purposes only. They are not intended to be and should not be considered legal advice.

Employment Law Updates

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements
Posted May 21, 2018

Beware of the 'Me-Too' Evidence Riptide
Posted May 21, 2018

Salary History Cannot Be Used To Justify Unequal Pay
Posted May 11, 2018

School's Out, Summer's Here…But Before You Bring On A Summer Intern, Let's Take One More Test: The "Primary Beneficiary" Test
Posted May 11, 2018

California Supreme Court Gives Employers the ABCs Of How To Determine Independent Contractor Status
Posted May 1, 2018

Individual Defendants Must Show The Lawsuit Was Frivolous to Recover Attorney Fees
Posted April 25, 2018

Tax Deductions No Longer Allowed for Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements
Posted April 23, 2018

Securing and Defending Trademarks Protect Exclusive Rights To Use
Posted April 17, 2018

Baby Steps for Employers: Five Ways to Comply With California's Employment Laws
Posted March 12, 2018

The California Supreme Court Agrees With the DLSE Interpretation of How to Calculate Overtime On Flat Sum Non-Discretionary Bonuses
Posted March 8, 2018

IRS Issues New Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2018
Posted December 18, 2017

Retooling Your Hiring Process to Meet 2018 Legal Requirements
Posted December 15, 2017

Do You Operate a Website? Have You Appointed Your Designated Copyright Agent to Avoid Potential Liability?
Posted December 11, 2017

OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Deadline Extended
Posted December 4, 2017

New DFEH Poster Required By January 1, 2018
Posted December 4, 2017

New Year, New Laws, New Headaches…
Posted October 17, 2017

New I-9 Form Issued By USCIS
Posted July 21, 2017

New Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Sample Notice Form Published By The Labor Commission
Posted July 7, 2017

Transgender at Work: New Rules Starting July 1st
Posted June 23, 2017

Certain Commissioned Employees Must Be Paid Separately For Rest Periods
Posted March 13, 2017

When is a Rest Period Really NOT a Rest Period?
Posted January 17, 2017

Los Angeles "Bans the Box"
Posted December 6, 2016

Preliminary Injunction Temporarily Blocks 12-1-16 Enforcement of White Collar Exemption Regulations
Posted November 28, 2016

OSHA Issues New Rules for Injury Reporting
Posted August 5, 2016

The New Sick Leave Ordinance in Los Angeles is Enough to Make an Employer Ill
Posted June 17, 2016

Department of Labor Increases the Minimum Exempt Salary Threshold Effective December 1, 2016
Posted May 19, 2016

Paid Family Leave Program Amendments on the Horizon for 2016
Posted May 2, 2016

New Pregnancy Leave Poster Required as of 4/1/2016
Posted April 5, 2016

Here We Go Again – California’s Historic Minimum Wage Hike!
Posted April 4, 2016

Is Your Company Ready to Distribute its Revamped Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Policies (and Complaint Procedures)?
Posted March 28, 2016

The IRS Issues New, Lower Mileage Rates For 2016!
Posted December 29, 2015

Unpaid Wages Can Create Personal Liability For Management Personnel
Posted December 29, 2015

Rest and Recovery Break Payments For Piece Rate Workers
Posted October 14, 2015

5 Quick Tips For Assessing Your Employment Risk
Posted September 2, 2015

California’s Onerous Employment Laws Continue to Vex Businesses
Posted August 31, 2015

Now That You’ve Implemented the New Paid Sick Leave Rules Effective July 1, 2015…Time to Revise!
Posted August 9, 2015

Minor Paystub Errors Can Mean Lawsuits, Penalties and Attorneys' Fees
Posted July 26, 2015

Are You Ready to Implement Mandatory Paid Sick Leave on July 1?
Posted June 25, 2015

The Heat on Employers Rises As CALOSHA Amends Its Heat Illness Prevention Regulations
Posted April 14, 2015

New “FAQS” on the Use of Paid Sick Leave
Posted April 13, 2015

Labor & Employment Roundtable 2015: What Owners and Executives Need to Know [PDF]
Posted January 31, 2015

Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014: Mandatory Sick Time Becomes Effective July 1, 2015
Posted September 30, 2014

Liability Looms for Employers With Piece Rate Workers: The Labor Commission Challenges Employers on the Calculation of Rest Break Compensation
Posted September 22, 2014

Are You Sick? Allow Me To Pay For That . . .
Posted September 1, 2014

Does Your Employee Drive His Own Vehicle While Working For You? Requiring The Use Of Personal Vehicles For Company Business Could Mean Expanded Liability for Employers
Posted July 25, 2014

New Employment Postings and Pamphlets Effective July 1, 2014
Posted July 21, 2014

The California Supreme Court Concedes at Last: Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Valid, but PAGA (The "Sue Your Boss" Law) Waivers Are Not.
Posted June 27, 2014

Labor & Employment Roundtable: What Owners and Executives Need to Know [PDF]
Posted June 16, 2014

Disabled Employees Must Be Asked to Self-Identify For Federal Contractors
Posted April 6, 2014

Pending NLRB Complaint Against Wal-Mart Poses Risk to All Employers
Posted February 21, 2014

OSHA’s Ban on Safety Incentive Programs
Posted February 18, 2014

Labor & Employment Roundtable 2014: What Owners and Executives Need to Know [PDF]
Posted January 27, 2014

IRS Lowers Standard Mileage Rates
Posted December 19, 2013

Definition of “Family” Expanded for Exercise of Paid Family Leave Benefits
Posted October 1, 2013

New Overtime Rules for Nannies, Private Health Aides and Other Domestic Workers
Posted October 1, 2013

Minimum Wage Increases Impact Employees At All Levels
Posted September 28, 2013

New Obamacare Notice To Employees Effective October 1, 2013
Posted September 28, 2013

New Leave Time Available to Emergency Rescue Personnel
Posted August 21, 2013

Employers May Now Be Liable For Accidents Caused By Intoxicated Employees
Posted August 19, 2013

Who's In Charge Here? The United States Supreme Court Defines "Supervisor"
Posted August 19, 2013

Good News For Employers Fighting Retaliation Claims!
Posted August 19, 2013

Unlawful Harassment Doesn’t Turn on Sexual Desire
Posted August 19, 2013

Labor & Employment Roundtable: What Owners and Executives Need to Know [PDF]
Posted June 10, 2013

New I-9 Form Effective March 8, 2013
Posted March 7, 2013

New FMLA Posting Requirement Effective March 8, 2013
Posted March 7, 2013

When Your Employee Is (Or May Be) Pregnant . . .New 2013 Regulations
Posted January 2, 2013

There's No Mutual Agreement When It Comes To Employee Wages!
Posted November 5, 2012

Don't Blink or You'll Miss It...
BREAKING NEWS on Upcoming Union Posting Requirement and Revised DLSE Wage Information Form

Posted April 17, 2012

The California Supreme Court Issues its Long-Awaited Brinker Decision on Meal and Rest Periods

Posted April 12, 2012

Top Ten Tips for Effective Employee Performance Reviews
Posted March 22, 2012

Employment Law Update 2012 (Or...”Should Auld Employment Laws Be Forgot?”) [PDF]
Posted February 23, 2012

Documentation Concerns Arise Under California’s new “Wage Theft Prevention Act” – When Forms Are Not Your Friends
Posted January 1, 2012

2012 is Just Around the Corner…Credit Reports, Continued Insurance Premiums, Criminal Penalties, and Commission Contracts – Oh My!
Posted October 24, 2011

IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement to 55.5 Cents Per Mile
Posted July 11, 2011

Nine Tips for Strong Probationary Memos
Posted February 25, 2011

4-10s? 10-4: Is Your Alternative Workweek Schedule Compliant?
Posted February 24, 2010

When Does Some Harassment Become Too Much?
Posted February 11, 2010

Intellectual Property Law Updates

Internet Impersonations Are Targeted By New Law
Posted February 22, 2011