On June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 83 (“SB 83”) into law. The law, which goes into effect July 1, 2020, extends the maximum duration of Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) benefits employees may receive from California’s State Disability Insurance (“SDI”) program from six to eight weeks. Employees continue to be able to…

2019 is already well underway. It wouldn’t be a new year in California without new employment regulations. And 2019 brought with it an overhaul of existing regulations as well as some significant new cases from the court system that together affect California employment in several ways. Here is a quick overview of the most critical…

On January 15, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, ruling unanimously that independent contractors who work in transportation may not be forced into mandatory arbitration. In New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, the Court held 8-0 that an exemption in the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) for transportation workers involved in interstate commerce…

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