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California Legislature - Legal Changes to PAGA

Good News for California Employers – PAGA Reform Is Here!

By Jaimee K. Wellerstein, Esq. California employers can breathe a sigh of relief (for once)! On June 27, 2024, California Gov. Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2288 and Senate Bill (SB) 92, significantly reforming the 20-year-old Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA). While employers may not have gotten rid…

Mastering Civil Deposition Defense: A Strategic Guide

By Sayyora Badalbaeva, Esq. At Bradley, Gmelich + Wellerstein LLP, our representation of our clients includes aggressively defending the depositions of our clients and their employees. This service includes preparing clients to tackle the adversarial proceeding with poise and finesse. Naturally, no amount of preparation can eliminate the general feeling…
Workplace Violence Prevention Plans are now required for California businesses

Are California Employers Prepared to Implement Workplace Violence Prevention Plans?

By Jaimee K. Wellerstein, Esq. and Michael J. Bruskin, Esq. In 2023, Governor Newsom signed SB553, codified as California Labor Code §6401.9, a first-of-its-kind general workplace violence prevention law that applies across all industries and to nearly all employers with operations in California. Under the new law, Covered Employers must…

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