Tag: San Francisco

San Francisco Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights to be implemented July 1

by Mark I. Schickman San Francisco’s new Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights is set to be implemented July 1, meaning many retail employers will have new obligations that go beyond areas that have previously been regulated. The new law covers any retail establishment with 20 or more workers that shares a “formula” with at least […]

Cities With The Longest Workweeks—Big Apple At The Core

Scott M. Stringer, New York City Controller, knows his city is among the hardest working in the nation. And Chicago is the “City of the Big Shoulders,” according to Carl Sandburg. But Stringer recently issued a study of which cities in the United States had the longest workweeks. How do you think the city where […]

Can You Fire A Policy Violator Who’s Out on CFRA Leave?

The California Supreme Court issued a recent decision on whether courts may vacate (toss out) an arbitration award in which the arbitrator applied the “honest belief” defense to uphold the employer’s termination of an employee for engaging in outside employment in violation of company policy while on an approved leave of absence under the California […]

Family Leave Missteps That Can Get You Sued

On Wednesday, we looked at 5 common situations that can get you sued over the mishandling of family leave. Today, 4 more—plus an invitation to a 1-day California-specific event that will get all of your trickiest leave questions answered once and for all.

San Francisco ‘ban the box’ ordinance starts August 13

by Andrew J. Sommer and Alka Ramchandani San Francisco’s new “ban the box” law, titled the Fair Chance Ordinance, will limit the timing and scope of inquiries into an applicant’s or employee’s criminal history when it takes effect August 13. In addition to banning inquiries into criminal history on job applications, the ordinance also places […]

How To Draft an Enforceable Arbitration Agreement in California

Yesterday, guest writer Alka Ramchandani introduced us to the case of a former CarMax employee who challenged the validity of the arbitration agreement the company was trying to bind him to. Today, the conclusion of the case—and some tips for drafting success.