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Judge Sanctions Lawyer for Sexist Comment U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, Northern District of California Jason Doiy / The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in San Jose has ordered a Southern California attorney to pay up for making a sexist…

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New Laws Impact Your Rights at Work, Including the Equal Pay Act   All of the new laws were effective on Jan. 1, 2016, unless otherwise noted.   Wage & Hour   California Fair Pay Act – SB 358  Governor Brown has referred to this new law as “the strongest…

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A number of changes to California Employment Law have taken effect or were recently amended. The laws are summarized below. If you are experiencing difficulties at work regarding these situations, or would like to speak with an attorney regarding your…

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Pregnancy Discrimination — What is it? The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate because of “race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability,…

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA | GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN JR. DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT & HOUSING DIRECTOR PHYLLIS W. CHENG 2218 Kausen Drive | Suite 100 | Elk Grove | CA 95758-7115 (916) 478-7251 | TTY (800) 700-2320 | Fax (916) 478-7329 http://www.dfeh.ca.gov…

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What is the general rule on paying overtime in California? In California, the general overtime provisions are that 8 hours of labor constitutes a day’s work, and employment beyond 8 hours in any workday or more than 40 per week or more than six days in…

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President Obama intends to direct the Department of Labor to significantly change the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations that relate to overtime exemptions so that a larger number of employees will qualify for overtime pay.  While the details of…

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Pregnancy Discrimination — What is it?  The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate because of “race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical…

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The IRS announced the 2014 optional standard mileage reimbursement rates.  Beginning January 1, 2014, they decrease one-half cent from the current rates in effect, and are as follows: 56 cents per mile for business miles driven; 23.5 cents per mile ……

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