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PAGA Amendments: Limited Right to Avoid Civil Penalties for Wage Statement Defects

PAGA Amendments: Limited Right to Avoid Civil Penalties for Wage Statement Defects

In 2015, the Legislature took steps to slow some of the PAGA litigation. Employers now have a limited ability to avoid litigation by curing two types of alleged violations.

The High Price of BYOD: Managing Legal Risk for Employers

The High Price of BYOD: Managing Legal Risk for Employers

Bringing your own device (BYOD) has been the single most radical shift for employers since computers invaded the workplace, but it comes with a costly new price tag for California employers.

Why Make Employees Stand All Day?

Why Make Employees Stand All Day?

There has been a steady stream of seating cases, in many cases against retail stores, where cashiers stand all day, and against those banks that require tellers to stand unremittingly at the counter.

An Overview of Employment Arbitration Agreements

An Overview of Employment Arbitration Agreements

Employment attorneys need to be familiar with the pros and cons of arbitration, its requirements and limitations, as well as the legal theories to invalidate such agreements.

To Withhold or Not to Withhold: The Employment Tax Consequences of Settlements and Judgments

To Withhold or Not to Withhold: The Employment Tax Consequences of Settlements and Judgments

Litigation arising out of employment is a fact of life. When those cases conclude with payment, there are tax consequences that have to be addressed. This article provides a short primer on common tax issues associated with these cases.

What You Should Know About The Private Attorney General Act

What You Should Know About The Private Attorney General Act

Although most California employment attorneys are no doubt familiar with the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA), they may not fully understand what the PAGA is or grasp how it works. This article summarizes what every California employment attorney should know about PAGA, regardless of whether they are actively litigating such claims.