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Mellissa Schafer represents her clients in labor and employment matters in addition to workplace injury litigation. She defends employers facing a …

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The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 2 "Mandatory Bereavement Leave"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this second day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: two turtle doves and AB 1949. More ›

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 1 "Additional CFRA Expansion"

The end of the year is coming to a close, and employers need to be aware of the changes and updates for 2023. While COVID-19 laws have been trimmed down, COVID-19 remains part of the 2023 employment update. As usual, California employers are also expected to learn and comply with the new laws coming down the pipeline in 2023. A glimmer of hope came in the fact that 2022 saw the least amount of new employment laws being passed in many years, leading to what we hope will be a calmer 2023 involving local and state mandates, orders, and laws. However, before we pop the champagne and say goodbye to 2022, it is time to reprise our annual review of key California labor and employment law developments. In the spirit of the season, we are using the "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. So, on the First Day of the Holidays, my Labor and Employment attorney gave to me - a partridge in a pear tree and AB 1041. More ›

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 12: Employers Beware: More Power for Cal/OSHA

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this twelfth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: twelve drummers drumming and SB 606. More ›

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 11: Beware of Adverse Employment Actions Involving Warehouse Distribution Center Quotas

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this eleventh day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: eleven pipers piping and AB 701. More ›

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 10: AB 5 Exemption Extensions

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this tenth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: ten lords a-leaping and AB 1506 and 1561. More ›

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 9: Right of Recall Post COVID-19 Layoff Continues

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this ninth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: nine ladies dancing and SB 93. More ›

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 8: No No's for Food Delivery Platforms

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this eighth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: eight maids a-milking and AB 286. More ›

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 7: Intentional Failure to Pay Wages May Be Grand Theft

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this seventh day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: seven swans a-swimming and AB 1003. More ›

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 6: Employer COVID-19 Reporting Modifications

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this sixth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: six geese-a-laying and AB 654. More ›

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 5: Harassment and Discrimination Allegations - No More Shush

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On this fifth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me: five golden rings and SB 331. More ›