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Sexual harassment training deadline extended to January 1, 2021

A few months back, we reminded our employer clients that, for most employers, January 1, 2020 was a hard deadline to conduct sexual harassment training for all of their employees. (See article here). At the close of this legislative season, Governor Newsom signed into law a bill delaying that deadline to January 1, 2021, for employers who have between 5...

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AB5 Broadens and Creates Carve Outs to Dynamex

For companies that rely on independent contractors to make up or supplement their workforce, January 1, 2020, will no doubt present a challenge. In previous newsletters, we have discussed California Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) and the California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, No. S222732 (“Dynamex”) which AB5 sought to...

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New Rule Mandating Female Director Quotas Challenged

We discussed a new California law which requires certain California corporations to include a certain number of women on their boards of directors here. In short, this rule requires those publicly traded corporations which are based in California to have at least one female director on their boards by the end of 2019. In the following years, additional...

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California Employers Have New Duty to Protect Employees from Wildfire Smoke

As California continues through this wildfire season, employers should be aware of a new rule imposed by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal-OSHA). Beginning on July 29, 2019, employers generally must monitor the Air Quality Index (AQI) at the employers’ worksites, and ensure that certain steps are taken when the AQI...

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Navigato & Battin Partner Appointed USD Law Adjunct Professor

Navigato & Battin, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Michael Battin has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law.  Mr. Battin will be teaching in the Experiential Advocacy Practicum in Fall, 2019.  This unique course – a requirement for all first year law students at USD — entails a combination of...

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Navigato & Battin Hosts Client Appreciation Event

Navigato & Battin thanks its clients and friends who attended Opening Day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 17, 2019. Between mingling with old friends and new, enjoying the food, and wagering on the races, fun was had by all. “Every year, we get to show our gratitude to our clients by putting on this event at a beloved San Diego...

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