Legal Insights

Highlight of 2019 Laws Affecting Employers

By Sweta Patel Employers need to be aware of the new California laws going into effect January 1, 2019.  Below is a partial list, not exhaustive, of the major developments impacting employers.  Please feel free to contact us if you need additional information or have...

DOL Withdraws Guidance Letters Leaving Employers To Pick Up The Pieces

By Sweta Patel.  On June 7, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") guidance on independent contractors and joint employment issued during the Obama administration, with issuing replacement...

KHI&P client prevails in Anti-SLAPP appeal

On February 21, 2017, KHIP client Thrifty PayLess, Inc. (dba Rite Aid) prevailed in its defense of plaintiffs' appeal of a trial court order granting Rite Aid's Anti-SLAPP motion.  The case concerned an attempt by Plaintiffs to fill prescriptions at a San Leandro,...

California’s Itemized Wage Statements: Avoid Hefty Fines

By Sweta H. Patel Check your California wage statements to ensure you are in compliance with the law and then check them again. Complying with California’s itemized wage statement requirements is relatively straightforward. However, noncompliance could result in hefty...

California’s Fair Pay Act: an Opportunity for Employers

By Eileen Rice California employees have been protected for decades by equal pay provisions under both state and federal legislation, yet a significant wage gap between male and female workers remains. California made history when the governor signed the California...