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New Laws & Pending Legislation

August 31, 2023

Introducing Our Newsletter As part of a new service for Carlson & Jayakumar’s clients and friends, we will be providing periodic updates on pending legislation and new cases impacting California employers and those in the healthcare field.  The California Legislature regularly offers up a host of new laws that anyone with an employee (or independent…

California Expands Employee Leave Law with SB 1383

November 13, 2020

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…

Recent California Ruling May Impact Wage and Mileage Reimbursements for Field Employees

September 22, 2020

Historically, many employers have not paid employees who work in the field for time spent or expenses incurred traveling from their home to the first customer of the day and back home from the last customer of the day. This could change after a recent decision holding that California employers may be responsible for wage…

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

March 25, 2020

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…

Carlson & Jayakumar LLP Opens New Office in Downtown Los Angeles

January 6, 2020

Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, a Southern California-based employment litigation and healthcare law firm, announced today that the firm has opened a new office to better serve clients in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. “Opening a second office was an important goal for 2019,” said Founding Partner, Jehan N. Jayakumar. “We are hopeful that expanding…

New California Law Prohibits Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

December 27, 2019

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”).…

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

October 1, 2019

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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