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New Overtime Regs: Alert to California Employers

Topic: California HR

By Kate McGovern Tornone

In its new overtime regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has more than doubled its salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) white-collar overtime exemptions. This causes a rare circumstance in which federal law provides employees with more protections than California law.

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California Is #1 for Telecommuting

Topic: California HR

After analyzing the job posting activity of over 40,000 companies in its database, FlexJobs has identified the top 10 states where companies recruited the most state-based telecommuters in 2015. For the second year in a row, California, Texas, and New York lead the states with the highest number of telecommuting job postings.

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California Disability Case Charts New Territory for Employers

Topic: California HR

By Cathleen S. Yonahara

A California Court of Appeal has found that an employer may be liable under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for failing to accommodate an able-bodied employee’s request to modify his work schedule to care for a disabled family member. The court's interpretation of the FEHA creates significant new obligations for California employers.

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Who Can Recoup Attorney’s Fees Under California Wage and Hour Law?

Topic: California HR

By Ryan McCoy

California wage and hour law is a convoluted landscape when it comes to determining when a prevailing employee or employer can recover attorneys’ fees and costs. Under California Labor Code Section 1194, an employee who wins a lawsuit against her employer for nonpayment of overtime compensation is entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees.

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Was California Whistleblower Required to Participate in Administrative Hearing?

Topic: California HR

By Matthew A. Goodin

The question in the following case was whether a California employee’s refusal to challenge his termination under the city of Montebello’s administrative procedures barred his subsequent lawsuit claiming he was terminated because he was a whistleblower.

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