Enzo Der Boghossian

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We recently held a webinar titled California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: Are you Ready for the Big Changes Ahead? to help prepare employers for California’s new paid sick leave law.  More than 400 people registered for the webinar, and we received well over 100 participant questions. We realized that everyone — including those who could not attend the presentation — would benefit from viewing the questions and our responses. The full Q&A follows.…
San Francisco’s new Fair Chance Ordinance (“FCO”) “bans the box” and otherwise restricts private employers and City contractors from inquiring into or considering certain criminal offenses when making hiring and personnel decisions. One of the requirements of the FCO is for employers and contractors to post and distribute a written notice of rights, which San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (“OLSE”) recently made available in English on its website. Read this alert to learn…
San Francisco recently became the ninth jurisdiction to enact a “ban the box” ordinance prohibiting private employers and city contractors and subcontractors from asking job applicants about their criminal histories until after the first interview. The new ordinance further restricts the types of criminal offenses about which employers and contractors may inquire or otherwise may consider when making hiring and personnel decisions, affords expansive anti-retaliation protections to employees who complain of violations, and imposes various…
On October 10, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown approved S.B. 530 to further limit public and private employers from inquiring into or otherwise considering certain types of criminal convictions. This alert examines the new law, which takes effect January 1, 2014. Read the full text of this alert.  …
Employers sometimes face vicarious liability for personal injury and property damage when employees use their own vehicles in connection with the performance of their job duties and get into traffic accidents.  When facing such claims, California employers have generally been able to rely on legal exceptions that carve out an employee’s regular commute as well as trips made by employees for personal (rather than job related) purposes.  However, the recent decision from the California Court…