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California Recording Law Requires All Parties to Consent

California generally provides heightened protection for individual privacy rights. Consistent with protecting individual privacy rights, the California Supreme Court recently ruled that both parties and nonparties must get consent from everyone on a cellular or wireless telephone call before making a recording of the call. From a legal perspective, the...

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California Enacts Right of Recall

On April 16, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 93 into law, which law went into effect immediately. This new legislation enacts a “right of recall,” requiring certain employers to first offer employees laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic available positions based on a preference system. The law applies generally to hospitality and...

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EMPLOYERS MAY REQUIRE EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINATION

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) released guidance indicating that employers may require employees to receive an FDA-approved vaccination against COVID-19 infection so long as the employer does not discriminate against or harass employees or job applicants on the basis of a protected characteristic and provides...

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California Introduces New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Leave

On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 95 into law, requiring many employers to provide employees with two paid weeks of supplemental COVID-19 sick and vaccination leave for 2021. SB 95 went into effect on March 29, 2021. The new law covers a broad range of employers, as it applies to employers with 26 or more employees. The prior...

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Rounding Employee Meal Periods Violates California Labor Law

A few days ago, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion ruling that employers are not permitted to round an employee’s time punch for meal periods. (Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC, Cal. Supreme Court Case No. S253677.) Prior to this decision, several California appellate courts held that an employer is entitled to use a rounding timekeeping...

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Cybersecurity

We at Navigato & Battin have witnessed the damage and destruction an individual or small business endures as a result of computer fraud.  We asked our friends at Gallant Risk & Insurance Service to provide some insight to our clients about the risks and insurance available to guard against internet fraud.  Below is an article prepared by Gallant....

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