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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.

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.

Recent Developments in California Rest Period and Day-of-Rest Law

Recent Developments in California Rest Period and Day-of-Rest Law

The monetary costs of non-compliance can be substantial under California’s rest period laws—an eligible employee who does not receive his or her paid rest periods can seek recovery for premium pay of up to two additional hours of pay each day, at the employee’s regular rate of pay, for up to the past four years’ of employment

Summer Employment – Quick Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Summer Employment – Quick Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls

What should you do if you suspect an employee is using “sick time” for time off other than “sick,” such as for a beach visit or other non-health-related events?

California Law Protects the Rights of LGBTQs - What You Can Do to Help Protect the Civil Rights of the LGBTQ Community and Other Victims of Bias

California Law Protects the Rights of LGBTQs – What You Can Do to Help Protect the Civil Rights of the LGBTQ Community and Other Victims of Bias

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that harassment of LGBTQ individuals has been reported across the country, making up 11% of all reported incidents.

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Barbara Arsedo, Jenny Comages and Emily Day handle over 12,000 calls and online requests each year from members of the public who contact them with legal-related problems covering everything from family law, criminal defense, personal injury, probate and estate planning to real estate, business law, landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, consumer law and labor/employment law.