2022 Cal-Peculiarities

Seyfarth Synopsis: The holidays aren’t the only thing around the corner. The City of Los Angeles’ proposed Fair Work Week Ordinance is poised to place new onerous scheduling requirements on retailers. The Los Angeles City Council voted to pass the ordinance on November 22, 2022, and it is slated to go into effect in April 2023. Among other things, these

Continue Reading Fair Work Week Ordinance:  Los Angeles City Joins the Fray

Seyfarth Synopsis: Two big changes are on the horizon for California employers:
(1) changes to the COVID-19 general exposure notification requirements and (2) a proposed “permanent” Cal/OSHA COVID-19 standard to take effect January 1, 2023-2025.

The fall season signals change between the warmth and sun of summer and the cold and wet of winter. This year, fall also includes

Continue Reading Changes Coming to CA COVID-19 Requirements

Seyfarth Synopsis: Late into the 2021-2022 legislative period, California approved a set of bills —AB 1041 and AB 1949—that expand the CFRA and the Paid Sick Leave law and provide a statutory entitlement to bereavement leave for workers in the state. The new laws leave one to wonder whether California legislators were at least partly inspired by a particular action

Continue Reading New California Laws Focus on the Designated (and the) Survivor

Seyfarth Synopsis: SB 1162, approved by Governor Newsom on Tuesday, September 27, will require employers starting January 1, 2023, to disclose pay scales to current employees and on job postings, and to report even more pay data to the California Civil Rights Department (CRD, formerly DFEH), including median and mean hourly rates.

On September 27, 2022, Governor Newsom signed another

Continue Reading SB 1162 Approved: Prepare for Greater Pay Transparency Requirements

Seyfarth Synopsis: A city that knows how to prepare for a natural disaster better than Charlie Mackenzie is now arming its employees to better face any future pandemics or public health crisis. San Francisco voters recently passed Proposition G, which requires employers with 100 or more employees worldwide to provide up to 80 hours of paid public health emergency leave

Continue Reading So I…Passed Public Health Emergency Leave In San Francisco

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers need to be aware and prepare for significant changes to options and rights afforded to employees with respect to their private data and information coming with the California Privacy Rights Act’s (CPRA) January 1, 2023, operative date. Employers will have significant obligations when the grace periods for HR and business to business (B2B) data expire on that
Continue Reading CPRA Brings Big Changes to Perceived Big Brother Employers

Seyfarth Synopsis: SB 1162, which may soon be signed into law, will require employers to report even more pay data to the California Civil Rights Department (CRD, formerly DFEH), including median and mean pay gap information. But, removed from the bill was a requirement that the CRD post the pay data online.

It’s Almost Game Time!

As we previously blogged
Continue Reading SB 1162 Deep In The Gridiron With Reporting Pay Data

California continues to be “where the future happens” for employment law, and we are pleased to announce the release of our 2022 version of Cal-Peculiarities How California Employment Law is Different. As in previous editions, this publication reflects the breadth and depth of our California employment practice and focuses entirely on the most vexing aspects of California employment law. Click
Continue Reading Still Flexing Our Pecs! 2022 Cal-Peculiarities is Here!

Seyfarth Synopsis: West Hollywood has joined the growing ranks of California cities that have their own local sick leave and/or minimum wage requirements.  West Hollywood enacted an ordinance that creates new paid and unpaid time off mandates as well as minimum wage obligations and mandates the distribution of service charges.  The new ordinance went into effect for most employers July
Continue Reading Lights, Camera . . .West Hollywood Paid Time Off Ordinance

Seyfarth Synopsis: Wake up San Francisco! Mayor London Breed has approved amendments that will significantly expand the city’s 2014 Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (“FFWO”). The amendments will go into effect on July 12, 2022.

Everywhere You Look, Everywhere You Turn, There’s Somebody Who Needs . . . Flexible Working Arrangements

Just like our favorite 90s TV dad, Danny Tanner and
Continue Reading Oh Mylanta! San Francisco Amends Its Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance