On December 14, 2017, the Department of Defense (DOD) published new interpretive guidance of the Military Lending Act (MLA) that affects car dealers who sell GAP contracts and other credit-related services and products.
In the midst of the 3rd largest wildfire in California’s history, we thought you would appreciate a primer on some of your obligations in regards to pay and leave issues during times of natural disaster.
An employer can be severely impacted by an extended leave of absence taken by a high-ranking or functionally indispensable employee. If such an employee needs a leave of absence that is covered under the Family Medical Leave Act and/or California Family Rights Act, the employer may analyze whether the “key employee” provisions of these acts apply. A key employee designation may impact an employer’s ability to replace the employee and deny reinstatement of the employee to their job after the leave.
Even if you already pay a higher local minimum wage rate
Published on Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:55pm
Along with many of the new laws effective on January 1, 2018, the California minimum wage is rising once again, this time to $11 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees (those with 25 or fewer employees are on a 1-year delayed schedule, meaning they only go up to $10.50/hour this January). But what if your city or county already requires you to pay a higher hourly wage?
Employer obligations to accommodate assistive animals
Published on Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:44pm
In recent years we have seen increased accessibility and use of service animals at public businesses and on public transportation systems. Workplaces may be similarly affected due to Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations that recognize “assistive animals” as potential accommodations for disabled employees.
Driverless trucks will take some getting used to, but that does not make them the Halloween demon that the Teamsters make them out to be. In fact, few industries stand to gain as much from the implementation of driverless vehicle technology as freight and transportation, and specifically trucking: a $767 billion a year business that will benefit from automation by using less fuel and man-hours while hastening deliveries.