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Employment Law Legislative Updates

Employment Law Legislative Updates

The state minimum wage increases to $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees and to $11 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. In accordance with the law, the minimum wage increase will continue through 2022 for employers with 26 or more employees with an increase by $1 until it reaches $15 per hour. 

Contra Costa Lawyer July 2017 Issue: Employment Law Issue

The Employment Law Issue browse, view online, or download Features: Mind the Gap: The Increasing Divide Between California and Federal Employment Laws Under the Trump Administration, by Wendy Coats, Bailey Bifoss and Carolyn Pham California’s Wage Equality Law: Will a Rise in Social Awareness and Litigation Lead the Way to Rise in Pay?, by Yen Chau […]

Mind the Gap: The Increasing Divide Between California and Federal Employment Laws Under the Trump Administration

Mind the Gap: The Increasing Divide Between California and Federal Employment Laws Under the Trump Administration

California’s outspoken response to the new administration indicates that the gap between state and federal employment laws will only increase.

Employment Law and the Changing Political Scene

Employment Law and the Changing Political Scene

With the heat of summer comes passion, enthusiasm, vacation and much desired rest (well, for some). You will find this and more as you pass through the July Employment Law edition of the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. The Employment Law edition is a welcome read for attorneys in all areas of practice as we are […]

Employment Law Perspective

Employment Law Perspective

Most private employers do NOT have the right to request an employee’s criminal history. However, there are exceptions.

July 2015 - Employment Law Edition

July 2015 – Employment Law Edition

Highlights of the July 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Employment Law edition include articles on updated California workplace regulations, unpaid interns, BYOD and more.

Employment Law at the Movies: You Can't Go Wrong Watching These Workplace Documentaries

Employment Law at the Movies: You Can’t Go Wrong Watching These Workplace Documentaries

“Inequality for All”: This movie adds new perspective to this year’s discussion on raising the federal minimum wage.

Pro Bono Spotlight: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

Pro Bono Spotlight: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

The LAS-ELC offers low-income workers throughout California free and confidential information regarding their employment rights through its Workers’ Rights Clinic.

Employment Law Section MCLE Breakfast [photos]

Employment Law Section MCLE Breakfast [photos]

On May 10th, the Employment Law Section held an MCLE breakfast on the topic of: Violence in the Workplace: Employer Obligations, Legal Issues and Threat Assessments.

April 2013 - Employment Law Edition

April 2013 – Employment Law Edition

Highlights of the April 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about employment law basics, employment tax and more.

Employment Law Basics for Business Lawyers

Employment Law Basics for Business Lawyers

As advisors to business clients and in many instances employers themselves, attorneys face the daunting task of keeping current with numerous employment laws and regulations. The last session of the California legislature added to the mix. What follows is a summary of some newly enacted employment legislation that may affect attorneys and their clients.

Civil and Criminal Tax Enforcement of Employment Taxes

Civil and Criminal Tax Enforcement of Employment Taxes

The IRS and the Department of Justice have recently prioritized enforcement, and particularly criminal enforcement, of existing employment tax laws. The following will help show how these concerns can play out for you and your clients.

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New Laws in an Uncertain Year

This is an issue you do not want to miss.  The Editorial Board and a few other kind souls took on the onerous task of covering the new laws in several practice areas, including employment, trust and probate, family law, business, tax, criminal, professional responsibility and ADR.   This issue provides one stop reading to find […]

Practicing Law as a Court Employee

Practicing Law as a Court Employee

For those of you who may have wondered what it would be like to work for the courts, we thought we’d give you some insights from legal research attorneys, who work exclusively behind the scenes, and facilitators, who work in the courtroom and at public service points in various courthouses. We asked each of them some general questions.

California’s Wage Equality Law:  Will a Rise in Social Awareness  and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s Wage Equality Law: Will a Rise in Social Awareness and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s 2016 Fair Pay Act which strengthens California’s pay equality statute, is suggested to possibly be “the nation’s most aggressive attempt” to close the salary gap between men and women.