As published in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal on September 19, 2019. About 400 people appeared at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills on Wednesday as the United Chambers of Commerce held its 15th Annual Richard Leyner Mayor’s Luncheon with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as keynote speaker. United Chambers’ chair, Armida Colmenares-Stafford, introduced…Details
The article below was featured in Business Insider on July 24, 2019. A legislative effort to raise the compensation for qualified medical examiners in California aims to help quell the loss of doctors working on cases involving injured workers. Qualified medical evaluators are physicians certified by the California Division of Workers Compensation Medical Unit to…Details
RPNA’s Nicholas Roxborough attended last week’s National WCIRB Annual Conference, where he spoke on the Dynamex issue and also served as a moderator on the California Consumer Protection Act of 2018.
1. “Call-In” Shifts Trigger Reporting Time Wages On February 4, 2019, a divided panel of the California Court of Appeal, in Ward v. Tilly’s Inc., held that certain on call scheduling triggered the Wage Order’s reporting time pay requirements, effectively putting an end to a common scheduling practice in California. In this case, employees of Tilly’s,…Details
January 28, 2019 – Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani, LLP is pleased and honored to announce that Drew Pomerance has been selected to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation. Candidates…Details
As many business owners are aware, the California Supreme Court recently threw employers a serious curveball with respect to how employers must calculate overtime. Adding to the confusion, the Court stated employers should have been aware of this calculation method even though the same California Supreme Court declared it void over 20 years ago.
The EEOC shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to its strategic enforcement of federal workplace discrimination laws. Indeed, EEOC litigation picked up in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, and the agency just held a major public hearing in October to emphasize the attention its placing on workplace harassment.
The #MeToo movement has certainly had an impact on how employers do business in California. But even before this, California was long considered to be a trailblazer in the area of sexual harassment law. Indeed, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act mirrors Title VII and employers in other states often look to sexual harassment cases…Details
California’s stringent laws against the enforcement of non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements between employers and employees are well-known. Put simply, non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements regarding the solicitation of customers are not enforceable, but non-solicitation agreements regarding the solicitation of other employees may be enforced within limited circumstances.
Under the ADA, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Indeed, failure to provide an accommodation is considered a form of disability discrimination and can open the business to potential legal claims. So how do you know when you need to provide such an accommodation?