Prepare to Provide Details of Proof for Onboarding Documents, Arbitration, and E-Signatures

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With e-signatures becoming ubiquitous for employers, we want to alert employers using electronic on-boarding processes about a recent Federal district court case in California: Zamudio v. Aerotek, Inc.. Employee Denies She Signed Arbitration Agreement A staffing agency, Aerotek, placed Zamudio with Caterpillar, Inc. in California. In 2019, Zamudio signed the onboarding documents through an electronic…

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Paid Sick Leave, Non-Compete Agreements, and Workplace Violence

Building upon our previous employment newsletter which you can find on our website here, we delve into a few more new laws, exploring their implications and the changes they bring. This update summarizes a few more employment laws that will take effect in 2024, as well as some bills that didn’t quite make it to…

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SCOTUS 2023 Review

We don’t plan to write often on Supreme Court goings-on; few SCOTUS cases directly impact the employment or healthcare sectors on a day-to-day basis. But when they do, they really do. Plus, everyone’s got a natural interest in the Highest Court in the Land. So, in the midst of the 2023 fall term, we wanted to provide…

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Employment Law: Leaves, Cannabis, Retaliation, and Reproductive Health

Previously, we explored a few new employment laws impacting employers, including changes to minimum wage, new reporting and disclosure rules, and retirement plan requirements. If you would like to review those in further detail, you can click here. In this edition, we give you an update on several other 2023 employment-related laws you should be…

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California Expands Employee Leave Law with SB 1383

On September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1383 (“SB 1383”) into law.  The new law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2021, significantly expands the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), impacting both large and small employers alike.    The CFRA Now Applies to Most California Employers    The current version of the CFRA requires employers with 50 or more employees within…

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The Impact of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on California Employers

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, President Donald J. Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) (“FFCRA”) into law on March 18, 2020. The new law has several important implications for California employers including amending the Family and Medical Leave Act and providing additional paid sick leave for employees. Both…

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New California Law Prohibits Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Last October, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 51 into law, adding Labor Code section 432.6 into the Labor Code. This new section prohibits employers from requiring, as a condition of employment, that an applicant or employee agree to arbitrate claims brought specifically under California’s Labor Code or Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”).…

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Mitigating the Risk of a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against a Medical Practice

San Diego Physician magazine, a publication of the San Diego County Medical Society, recently published an article authored by Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar on steps medical practices can take to mitigate the risk of a sexual harassment lawsuit. The article discusses Business and Professions Code Section 726 and Business and Professions Code Section 729,…

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