California Pay Data Reporting Compliance

California Pay Data Reporting Compliance

By Jaimee K. Wellerstein, Esq. and Michael J. Bruskin, Esq. California Employers with 100 or more employees must report their 2023 employee pay data to the state no later than May 8, 2024. Updates published this year include new required data fields. Fortunately,...
Assumption of Risk of Snow Sports

Assumption of Risk of Snow Sports

By Darren G. Mayers, Esq. California is often heralded for being one of the few states where one can go swimming at the beach, go skiing on a mountain, go camping under the stars in the desert, and eat at a 5-star restaurant all within hours on the same day. This is...
California Expands Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

California Expands Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

By Jaimee K. Wellerstein, Esq. and Michael J. Bruskin, Esq. On October 4, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 616 authorizing the expansion of California’s Paid Sick Leave law, the Healthy Workers Healthy Families Act of 2014. The new bill includes notable...
Trick-or-Treat? – How to Avoid a Halloween Lawsuit

Trick-or-Treat? – How to Avoid a Halloween Lawsuit

By Mellania E. Safarian, Esq. Odd and strange lawsuits are filed all the time. It is estimated that over 40 million lawsuits are filed every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 4.4 million cases are filed in the superior courts of California. The United...
Basic Auto Insurance Coverages: Understanding Your Policy

Basic Auto Insurance Coverages: Understanding Your Policy

By Angela Rossi, Esq. Every California Driver is required to have automobile insurance. However, auto insurance policies and coverages may differ. Thus, it is important that you check your policy to learn the details of each coverage and to determine which coverages...
Visiting Our National Parks Comes With Wonder And Caution

Visiting Our National Parks Comes With Wonder And Caution

By Darren P. Salute, Esq. September 4, 2023, is Labor Day, which traditionally signals the end of summer. That means it is most likely the last time thousands of families will have a chance to vacation together this year. Many will travel to their destinations by air....
Hot Topic: Heat-Related Law for Employers

Hot Topic: Heat-Related Law for Employers

By Lily Nhan, Esq. This past July 4th was Earth’s hottest day on record since 1979, reaching the global average temperature of 62.92 degrees Fahrenheit. Currently, European countries like Spain, Greece, and Italy are being gripped by a deadly heatwave named...
National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

By Brian Lee, Esq. Sexual assault is broadly defined in state and federal laws as subjecting a person to any unwanted or nonconsensual sexual contact. On March 31, 2023, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. proclaimed April 2023 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and...