Rushovich Mehtani attorneys and staff closely follow and stay abreast of the latest changes and trends in employment law at the local, state and national level, and we regularly research, write and publish articles about the issues that affect employees in California. Below are recent articles published by members of the Firm about laws and issues that affect California employees. Some of these articles have been published in widely circulated regional news publications.

July 12, 2016

New Amendments Significantly Alter the Ways in Which PAGA Claims Are Brought and Processed

By NEHEMIAH CHOI, Rushovich Mehtani LLP. Back in 2004, California adopted a novel approach to enforcing its Labor Code by enacting the Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”). This law essentially allows a private citizen to act as a pseudo-Attorney General and pursue civil penalties on behalf of the State of […]
June 30, 2016
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New Minimum Wage Ordinance Approved in Los Angeles – Effective July 1, 2016

On June 3, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved to the new minimum wage ordinance that is closely in sync (BUT at a faster pace) with the State Legislature’s Senate Bill 3 titled: “Minimum Wage: In-Home Supportive Services: Paid Sick Days.” (Click here to read our blog about […]
June 22, 2016

Mark The Date: July 1, 2016 – Your Paid Sick Leave Doubles

On June 2, 2016, the City of Los Angeles approved its own sick leave entitlement ordinance, which provides employees working in the City the ability to accrue and use up to 48 hours of sick leave. Importantly, this is twice the amount provided by California state law. This new entitlement […]
June 13, 2016

Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements – Is the End Near?

Over the past five years, more and more employers across the country have been requiring their employees to sign class or collective action waivers as a condition to employment. By doing so, employers are effectively prohibiting employees from filing class actions, thereby stripping them of invaluable rights to pursue collective […]
June 1, 2016

Some Uber Drivers Aren’t Content with the $100 Million Settlement Offer

By NEHEMIAH CHOI, Rushovich Mehtani LLP. Wednesday, June 1, 2016. What seemed to be a sure win for Uber drivers about a month ago is now being questioned and doubted by the very drivers who brought the fight against Uber. Most notably, Mr. Douglas O’Connor, who is a named plaintiff […]
May 24, 2016

California Will Raise Minimum Wage To $15 By 2022, But With A Caveat

By NEHEMIAH CHOI, Rushovich Mehtani LLP. Tuesday, May 24, 2016. On March 31, 2016, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 3 titled: “Minimum Wage: In-Home Supportive Services: Paid Sick Days”, and Governor Jerry Brown signed this legislative bill into law on April 4, 2016. This new law will increase the […]
May 17, 2016

Be Careful What You Sign If You Lose Your Job

By ELIOT RUSHOVICH and AANAND MEHTANI, Rushovich Mehtani LLP. Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Unfortunately, many of us must face losing our jobs at some point in our lives, and the risk of losing one’s job is greater in turbulent economic times such as the ones we find ourselves in today. […]
May 10, 2016

Office Holiday Parties and Sexual Harassment

By ELIOT RUSHOVICH and AANAND MEHTANI, Rushovich Mehtani LLP. Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Most people are returning to work this week upon the close of the holiday season, and the water cooler talk around the office will likely include gossip about the office holiday party – who drank too much […]