Wendy E. Lane

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October 17, 2018Client Alert New Laws Roll Out as the Governor Heads Out
Governor Jerry Brown has signed a number of laws into effect, many of which are...
August 8, 2018 Starbucks Case Gives Employers a Jolt
Supreme Court Rejection of De Minimis Doctrine May Significantly Impact Employers Who Require Employees to...
March 28, 2018Media Mention Inclusion Issues
Upon winning this year’s Academy Award for best actress, Frances McDormand closed her acceptance speech...
Human Resource Executive
January 24, 2018Article What to know while DACA is in flux
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program granted temporary deportation protection and renewable two-year employment...
Los Angeles Daily Journal
June 21, 2017Client Alert Mid-Year Compliance Check-Up!
By Kelly M. Raney There are a number of new employment laws coming into effect...
Greenberg Glusker Client Alert
March 1, 2017Client Alert Reading the (Bathroom) Signs
By  Karina B. Sterman Under prior law, single-user restrooms were permitted to be designated as...
Greenberg Glusker Client Alert
February 1, 2017Client Alert New I-9 Forms Available for Immediate Use!
The federal government requires employers to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired...
Greenberg Glusker Client Alert
June 10, 2016 New LA City Paid Sick Leave Ordinance   Doubles California Paid Sick Leave  and Exposes Employers to Steep Fines
Los Angeles has issued two ordinances (the “Ordinances”) which require that employees who perform at least two  hours of work in a given week within the City of Los Angeles receive greater paid sick leave benefits than are  required under California’s Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act of 2014. While the Ordinances go into effect on  July 1, 2016, (that’s right, next month!) for employers with 26 or more employees, there is a one year reprieve for  employers with fewer employees.   Accrual, Use, and Carry‐Over  The Ordinances require employees working in the City of Los Angeles to be provided with and permitted to use at  least 48 hours (six days) of paid sick leave per year, doubling the current California requirement.  As under California law, the Ordinances provide that sick leave accrues at a rate of one (1) hour for every 30 hours  worked. In lieu of accrual, covered employers can “front‐load” all 48 hours (6 days) of paid sick leave at the  beginning of each anniversary date, calendar year or 12‐month period.   The Ordinances provide that covered employees must be permitted to carry over at least 72 hours of paid sick leave  from one year to the next. As of the publication of this Client Alert, the City of Los Angeles has yet to clarify whether  this carry‐over requirement applies when employers front‐load paid sick leave. 
May 26, 2016Article Labor & Employment Roundtable
As the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team shines a light on the gender wage gap,...
California Lawyer