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July 26, 2022
What is Premium Pay in California?
In California, employers must provide workers meal, rest, and recovery breaks. Employers that fail to provide uninterrupted, Code compliant meal, rest, and recovery breaks must pay workers premium pay. The California…
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July 18, 2022
Minimum Wage in Modesto California
What is minimum wage? Minimum wage refers to the minimum hourly rate of pay which employees must be paid for their work. This rate varies depending on your city or…
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July 18, 2022
San Luis Obispo Min Wage
Minimum Wage San Luis Obispo What is minimum wage? Minimum wage refers to the minimum hourly rate of pay which employees must be paid for their work. This rate varies…
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July 18, 2022
Milpitas Minimum Wage 2021
Milpitas Minimum Wage 2021 What is minimum wage? Minimum wage refers to the minimum hourly rate of pay which employees must be paid for their work. This rate varies depending…
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July 18, 2022
How much does an employment attorney cost
How Much Does An Employment Lawyer Cost? If you have recently had a dispute with your employer or employee, you may need to hire an employment lawyer. Employment attorneys can…
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July 18, 2022
Pasadena Employment Attorney
Freeburg & Granieri, APC: Pasadena Employment Lawyer Freeburg & Granieri, APC, is a law firm based in Pasadena, CA, offering legal representation in employment law for employers and employees alike…
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July 18, 2022
COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave is Still Required
Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still here and impacting the workplace, and employees are still entitled to paid sick leave if they or a covered family member is exposed to COVID-19. The…
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July 18, 2022
FEHA Statute of Limitations
When it comes to the legal system, statutes are laws that have a specific scope and application. Statutes of limitations are time limits for filing a lawsuit or criminal prosecution…
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July 18, 2022
FMLA Statute of Limitations
If you’ve been injured at work, it can be tempting to file a lawsuit right away. After all, if you don’t act quickly, you might lose your right to take…
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July 18, 2022
EEOC Statute of Limitations
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an organization that promotes equal opportunity in the workplace and investigates discrimination claims. If you feel your employer has mistreated you based on…
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June 17, 2022
What is a Non-Compete Agreement?
While it is not illegal for employers to lay off their employees, employees have rights. If you have been part of a layoff, it is important that you understand your…
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May 19, 2022
California Employment Termination Checklist
Being prepared for employee termination is one of the best practices for a business. This post will help enable employers to be in compliance with different laws pertaining to termination…
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May 13, 2022
Labor Code 226
Overview of Labor Code Section 226 California Labor Code Section 226 requires employers to provide employees with an accurate itemized wage statement every pay period or every two weeks, which…
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May 13, 2022
The Ins and Outs of the California Family Rights Act and Other Protected Leaves
The California Family Rights Act ("CFRA") authorizes eligible employees to take up a total of 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave during a 12-month period. While on leave, employees keep…
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May 2, 2022
What is Pasadena's Minimum Wage?
Pasadena Minimum Wage What is minimum wage? Minimum wage refers to the minimum hourly rate of pay which employees must be paid for their work. This rate varies depending on…
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December 27, 2021
Labor Code Section 132a and FEHA Disability Claims
When an injured worker suffers an adverse employment action (termination, demotion, transfer, etc.), worker’s compensation counsel often file a Labor Code § 132a claim, alleging that the adverse employment action…
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December 22, 2021
Covered Employers Must Establish A Written COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
As we previously discussed, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) regarding COVID-19 in the…
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December 20, 2021
Vaccinate or Test Mandate is Back – For Now
On December 17, 2021, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) rule requiring employers with 100+ employees to ensure…
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December 17, 2021
2022 Changes to California Employment Laws, Part 2
The start of a new year always brings about changes to California law. The following is the continuation of highlights of 2022 changes to California’s employment laws of which you…
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December 13, 2021
How Should Employers Respond When An Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19?
Employers may be left scratching their heads regarding how to respond when an employee tests positive for COVID-19. While employers should prepare themselves for the ETS being upheld, they may…
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December 10, 2021
2022 Changes to California Employment Laws, Part 1
The start of a new year always brings about changes to California law. The following are the highlights of 2022 changes to California’s employment laws of which you should be…
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November 29, 2021
Lawyaw Case Study - How Lawyaw and Clio Help this Law Firm Simplify their Court Forms Filing Process
Christy Granieri recently participated in a case study to help educate other attorneys on how Freeburg & Granieri, APC uses technology like Lawyaw and Clio to make the firm’s processes…
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November 22, 2021
What You Need to Know About Holiday Bonuses: Discretionary vs. Non-Discretionary
With the holiday season in full swing, employers may be preparing to provide their employees with gifts or bonuses. Whether a bonus is discretionary or nondiscretionary has important legal ramifications.…
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November 5, 2021
OSHA Issues Its Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination Or Testing For Employees Of Employers With At Least 100 Employees
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has released its emergency temporary standard (“ETS”), which will be published in The Federal Register on November 5, 2021. We previously discussed President…
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October 25, 2021
Employers With At Least 100 Employees Will Soon Be Required To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations Or Weekly Testing
On September 9, 2021, President Biden released his six-pronged “Path Out Of The Pandemic” COVID-19 action plan.  The purpose of the action plan is to increase the number of vaccinated…
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October 8, 2021
Join Christy Granieri At The Clio Cloud Conference
Join Christy Granieri at the Clio Cloud Conference as she speaks about Lessons Learned from Starting a Law Firm on October 28, 2021 at 1:45-2:15 pm. Other speaks at Clio…
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September 3, 2021
Join Christy Granieri In a Webinar To Learn More About E-Filing
Are you looking for a more sustainable and convenient solution for filing your court documents? Join Christy Granieri as she speaks on a Clio-hosted online meetup on September 15, 2021…
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August 27, 2021
Should Your Business Have an Alternative Work Schedule?
With offices returning to in-person work after a year of working remotely, many employees are mourning the loss of the freedom and flexibility provided by work-from-home policies implemented during the…
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August 17, 2021
Can Employers Require Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccination?
As America gets back to in-person work, a major question looms: Can employers require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19? The short answer is: yes!
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July 29, 2021
President Biden Issues Executive Order Requesting Prohibition of Non-Compete Agreements
On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued Executive Order 14036 (“EO 14036”), which seeks to broadly promote competition in the workplace nationwide. EO 14036 identifies non-compete agreements in the…
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July 23, 2021
California Employees are Entitled to the Highest Minimum Wages in the Country
California has the highest minimum wage in the country. While momentum is building to increase the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour, the federal minimum wage has…
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July 19, 2021
California Supreme Court Clarifies How to Calculate Premium for Missed Meal Periods and Rest Breaks
On July 15, 2021, the Supreme Court of California issued its ruling in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, holding that an employee’s “regular rate of compensation” for purposes of…
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July 14, 2021
California Employees are Entitled to the Timely Payment of Wages at End of Employment
The California Labor Code imposes obligations on employers regarding the payment of final wages and provides penalties if the employer fails to comply. Regardless of whether an employee resigns or…
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June 30, 2021
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAYS THAT TITLE IX PROTECTS TRANSGENDER STUDENTS
LGBTQIA+ students once again have protections under Title IX. On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a Notice of Interpretation explaining that…
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June 18, 2021
What to do if You Have Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident
What do you do when you have been in an accident??You should immediately call an attorney after contacting the police so you have a chance to discuss the matter with…
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June 16, 2021
California Employers Have to Continue to Follow Cal/OSHA Covid-19 Protocols
Even though California reopened on June 15, 2021, California employers, in many instances, must continue to require all employees to wear face masks at work – at least for now.…
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June 9, 2021
Introducing Anton Swain-Gil
Freeburg & Granieri, APC is pleased to announce that Anton Swain-Gil has joined the firm as an associate.  Anton brings years of litigation experience and has handled both individual claims…
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May 14, 2021
Rounded Time Cannot Be Used to Determine If Timely Meal Periods Were Given
In Donohue v. AMN Servs., LLC, 11 Cal. 5th 58 (2021), the California Supreme Court held that a company cannot use timeclock rounding when evaluating whether an employee was provided…
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May 12, 2021
California Employers Still Must Require Masks in the Workplace
Based on Cal/OSHA’s rules, employers should continue to require all employees, even those working outside, to wear masks.
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May 5, 2021
DOL Changes Independent Contractor Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) officially withdrew Trump-era independent contractor rules that made it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees under the federal…
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April 30, 2021
Businesses Can Get a Tax Credit for Providing COIVD-19 Vaccination Paid Leave
To encourage more widespread vaccinations, the federal government has announced a paid-leave tax credit for employers that provide full pay for employees who take time off to get and/or recover…
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April 26, 2021
Employees are Still Entitled to Paid COVID-19 Sick Pay
While vaccine distribution is ramping up, the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, employers still need to comply with COVID-19-related laws including, but not limited to, giving California employees paid time…
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April 23, 2021
Layoffs Could Require Notices to Employees
While it is not illegal for employers to lay off their employees, employees have rights. If you have been part of a layoff, it is important that you understand your…
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