Posts from September 2014.

On September 10, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which will require California employers to provide to nearly all employees — exempt and non-exempt — paid sick days effective July 1, 2015.

The Basics: With limited exceptions, beginning July 1, 2015, every employee, whether exempt or non-exempt, who is employed in California for 30 days or more ...

On September 2, 2014, a California appellate court upheld an order requiring a college math professor to undergo a “fitness for duty examination” (“FFD”) based on behavior that his colleagues considered erratic and threatening in nature.  The court also rebuffed the efforts of the professor’s attorneys to interject themselves into the workplace dispute by placing conditions on the FFD.  The ...

On August 12, 2014, the California Court of Appeal issued a ruling that requires California employers to reimburse their employees a “reasonable percentage” of their cell phone bill when they are required to use their personal cell phones for work-related purposes.  (Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., Case No. BC449547.)

This decision arises out of a putative class action filed against Home ...

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