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IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Regarding Opt-Out Payments and the Affordable Care Act

August 2016 Number 50 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations on July 8, 2016 that would require employers to include the dollar value of

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Court of Appeal Confirms that CalPERS Members Must Have Base Salary Listed on Publicly Available Pay Schedule

August 2016 Number 51 A California appeals court has affirmed earlier rulings that retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System

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Federal Employment Postings Updated, With Posting Deadline of August 1

August 2016 Client News Alert On July 26, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced changes to two required federal employment postings.

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Ninth Circuit Ruling Regarding Overtime Payments and the Fair Labor Standards Act May Have a Significant Impact on Employers

July 2016 Number 47 Striking a major blow to the practice of providing employees with cash payments in lieu of benefits (or "opt-out payments")...

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California Supreme Court Upholds Superintendent's Criminal Conviction for Misappropriating Funds

July 2016 Number 46 The Supreme Court of California recently upheld the criminal conviction of the former superintendent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District for improperly paying a district employee without board approval.

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Increase in Minimum Salary for Employees to be Exempt from Overtime Pay

June 2016 Number 39 On May 23, 2016, the United States Department of Labor published updated overtime regulations that increase the minimum salary amount necessary for employees to be exempt from overtime pay requirements.

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Proposed Amendments to FEHA Regulations Regarding Transgender Identity and Expression

June 2016 Number 38 California's Fair Employment and Housing Council (Council) is set to consider amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act

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Employer’s Mistaken Belief Is No Defense to an Employee’s First Amendment Challenge to Discipline for His Off-Duty Political Activity

May 2016 Number 32 Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Heffernan v. City of Paterson

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Employers Subject to New FEHA Regulations on Anti-Harassment Policies, Training, and Notice

May 2016 Number 30 Effective April 1, 2016, California employers are subject to new regulations under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act

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