CA State and Local Minimum Wage Increases – 2019

Posted on Posted in California, Employment, Updates

For the foreseeable future, the minimum wage in California is going to continue to go up.  Employers should make sure to keep marking their calendars to update their payroll each year if any employees are getting paid minimum wage. As of January 1, 2019, the minimum wage for California employers with 25 employees or less […]

Reverse Veil Piercing

Posted on Posted in California, Entities

What is Reverse Veil Piercing? If you don’t remember what “piercing the corporate veil” means, it’s when a court decides that an individual owner should be responsible for some or all of the liabilities of the company, usually a corporation or LLC.  “Reverse” veil piercing is when a company is made liable for the debts […]

Can I Refuse to Hire an Alleged Sexual Harasser?

Posted on Posted in California, Employment

There are several issues involved in determining whether or not to hire a potential employee who has been accused of sexual harassment: What kind of liability does the new employer have after hiring? What kind of questions are allowed during the interview process? Does the former employer have any liability for revealing/not revealing a potential […]

California Makes Needed Updates to Salary History Ban

Posted on Posted in California, Employment

If you recall from the “What to Watch for in 2018” post, back in October 2017 California banned employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history.  The purpose of the ban was to prevent historical wage disparities from being projected into future employment.  Unfortunately, a few pieces of the law were unclear and needed […]