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The California Edition of the Employment & Labor Newsletter

June 2016
CA ELP FEHA  

Employers Should Ensure Their Policies Comply with the Recent Amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act

 

An overview of the Amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, including written policy requirements, means of dissemination and when translation to another language is required.
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CA ELP break  

Second Appellate District Rules Combined 20-Minute Break Acceptable When It Avoids Material Economic Loss Attributable to Particular Production Activities

 

California’s Second Appellate District Court ruled that EME, Inc. was entitled to depart from the preferred break schedule, when the company was able to properly and validly support its contention that separate breaks are not practical given the demand of the particular business and the employees’ consent to the arrangement.
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CA ELP time rounding  

The Ninth Circuit Affirms Employer’s Time-Rounding Practice

In a recent case, the Ninth Circuit reaffirmed the lawfulness of employer time rounding policies that are both facially neutral and neutrally applied. The plaintiff claimed that the employer rounded employee time stamps to the nearest quarter hour, depriving them of overtime pay.
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CA ELP sick leave  

Los Angeles Expected to Join Other Cities with Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

If an ordinance currently being drafted by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is approved, Los Angeles will join Oakland, San Francisco, Emeryville and Santa Monica in enacting a paid sick leave ordinance. The Los Angeles ordinance will require employers to provide twice as much paid sick leave than is currently required under California state law.
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CA ELP esignature  

Employee’s Electronic Signature on Arbitration Agreement Is Authentic

More and more companies are requiring employees to electronically review, sign and acknowledge a host of employment documents. Accordingly, it is important that employers understand the various factors courts look at to determine the validity of such electronic signatures.
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