Yearly Archives: 2018

HOW TO HAVE A CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATION ON #METOO WITH THE C-SUITE

By Jordan R. Turner | Associate and Sabrina E. Lim | Summer Law Clerk Practice Tips Understand the #MeToo movement as it applies to your workplace; Have an open, constructive conversation about #MeToo without blame or judgment; Have Human Resources update policies to address the issues of sexual harassment; and Ensure that such policies are […]

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SALARIES SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS: THE NINTH CIRCUIT ELIMINATES EMPLOYER USE OF PRIOR SALARY HISTORY AS A JUSTIFICATION FOR LOWER PAY

By Jordan R. Turner | Associate, Brown Law Group Practice Tips Avoid all inquiries into a candidate for hire’s salary history; Do not rely on an applicant’s salary history unless it was voluntarily disclosed; and In setting a new hire’s salary, encourage and elicit the individual’s salary preferences. I. The gender pay gap is real. […]

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CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ANNOUNCES NEW TEST FOR DETERMINING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS IN WAGE & HOUR CONTEXT

By Noah J. Woods, Partner On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, announcing a new test for determining whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or an independent contractor. The new standard adopted by the Court (referred to as the “ABC […]

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BROWN LAW GROUP: LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

About the Firm: Brown Law Group, a leading California litigation firm, specializes in all aspects of employment law and business litigation. Clients choose Brown Law Group because of its impressive record of success coupled with its uncompromising commitment to the ethical practice of law. Comprised of highly qualified and principled attorneys, Brown Law Group represents […]

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RECENT RAIDS AND HIGH PENALTIES HAVE EMPLOYERS EXAMINING THEIR WORK AUTHORIZATION PRACTICES

Practice Tips for Work Authorization Compliance: Conduct an annual self-audit of your current and terminated employees’ Form I-9s; Consult with counsel regarding best practices for conducting a Form I-9 self-audit; and Be aware of laws protecting employees from discrimination, retaliation and invasion of privacy in connection with internal and government audits.   On January 10, […]

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