Legal Insights

Court of Appeals Strikes Down NLRB Employer Posting Requirement

By Michael Early On May 7, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the NLRB’s August 30, 2011 Final Rule requiring employers to post notice of employee rights under the NLRA. National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. NLRB, Case...

Vacation Time Waivers in Union Contracts

By Michael Early Under California Labor Code Section 227.3, a California employer must immediately pay a terminated union employee for all "vested vacation time" unless the union representing that employee has negotiated a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) that...

California’s New Wage Theft Protection Act — Are you Ready?

By Jessica Madrigal New Requirements for New Hires California has passed new legislation (the Wage Theft Protection Act), effective January 1, 2012, that imposes new requirements on employers with respect to new hires. Specifically, California Labor Code Section...

San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance: 2012 Updates

By Kathryn M. Weeks Within San Francisco city limits, employers of 20 or more employees are subject to the Health Care Security Ordinance. The following is a plain-English summary of these provisions, which can be somewhat perplexing for employers and employees alike,...

A Review of I-9 Requirements

What is the I-9 Form and Why is it Required? By Mary Bosworth The I-9 form is the Employment Eligibility Verification Form issued by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). All US employers must complete and keep an I-9...

KHI&P Employment Lawyer Takes Maternity Leave Questions Personally

By Rachel Hulst As a woman, mom of two and employment lawyer, I’ve never been more popular amongst my friends. These are friends who, until recently, knew nothing about what I actually did for work. Yes, they knew I was an attorney. But that knowledge was only...