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As we’ve blogged about before, many cities in California have increased their minimum wage effective July 1st.  July 1st has come and gone, and just when you think that it is impossible to have another local minimum wage ordinance to keep in mind (given how many there are already), San Diego announced its new minimum wage last Monday.  Here is a handy chart to help you keep track of all these increases (well, until…
The following post was contributed by Jaemin Chang. We have come a long way! I had the pleasure of attending the dedication of former SF Mayor and State Assembly Speaker Willie L. Brown, Jr.’s archive to San Francisco State University Library on April 4, 2016.  One of his manila folders was labeled “Labor/Employment,” and an article from 1974 entitled “California Upheld on Denial of Disability Pay for Pregnancy” sat on the top. This article,…
HIPAA does not provide a private right of action. So what can employers subject to HIPAA do when they suffer a HIPAA breach or a ransomware attack at the hands of their employees or outside hackers? Click here for my blog post on our firm’s HIPPA, HITECH & HIT blog discussing a potential remedy under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”). Best practices and CFAA tips are also included.…
You terminate an employee.  Before you disable that employee’s login password, he downloads sensitive information to take with him.  Ideally, that information is encrypted and can’t be read on any outside computer.  But you never know what a capable hacker can do and once the information has been taken, the damage might be irreversible.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) may be one way for employers to recover for their economic harm.   Under the…
As we’ve discussed, while AB 1506 scales back certain PAGA claims, it doesn’t change what information must be included on every employee’s regular wage statement. Labor Code § 226 requires that each itemized wage statement include: Gross wages earned; Total hours worked by a nonexempt, hourly employee; All deductions; Net wages earned; The inclusive dates for the period the employee is paid; The name of the employee and the last four digits of his/her social security…