Author Archives: Palmieri Tyler

NEW PARTNER, ERIN K. OYAMA

Palmieri Tyler is happy to announce that Erin K. Oyama is now a partner in the firm’s litigation group where her practice focuses on business and employment litigation. Palmieri Tyler is proud of Ms. Oyama’s demonstrated commitment to the firm and to her legal practice, and is looking forward to her continued contributions to the firm’s ongoing… Read More »

PALMIERI TYLER WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATE ROSANNE BRADY

Palmieri Tyler is pleased to welcome our new associate attorney, Rosanne (“Rosie”) Y. Brady.  Ms. Brady will practice in the firm’s Wealth Preservation and Estate Planning and Corporate Practice Groups.   ROSANNE Y. BRADY 1900 Main Street, Suite 700 Irvine, California 92614 Direct Line: (949) 851-7297 Fax: (949) 825-5435 Email: [email protected] Estate Planning Wealth Preservation… Read More »

NEW LAWS RE WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY

Definition Changes – AB 1805 changes the definitions of “serious injury or illness” and “serious exposure” to align with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.  Under current law, employers must report to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (known as Cal/OSHA) a “serious injury or illness,” which is defined as requiring… Read More »

NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

Current law requires an employer to notify employees of certain employment and benefit information.  AB 1554 requires an employer to notify employees who participate in flexible spending accounts of any deadline to withdraw funds before the plan year’s end in two different ways, which may include email, telephone, text message, postal mail and in-person notification.

ORGAN DONATION LEAVE EXPANDED

AB 1223 amends multiple sections of the Education Code, Government Code and the Labor Code, and adds sections to the Insurance Code.  It expands employee protection for organ donation by requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide an additional unpaid leave of absence (up to 30 business days per year) to an employee donating an… Read More »

EXPANSION OF PAID FAMILY LEAVE FROM SIX WEEKS TO EIGHT WEEKS

Beginning July 1, 2020, the maximum duration of Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits individuals may receive from California’s State Disability Insurance (SDI) program will be extended from six to eight weeks, per SB 83.  The PFL program provides partial wage replacement benefits to employees who are absent from work to care for a seriously ill family… Read More »

PROTECTIONS FOR EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL FILES

The 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) changed the consumer data collection rules, allowing consumers to know about and request deletion of data that businesses collect about them, among other things.  The CCPA’s broad language, however, arguably encompasses employees and job applicants, which means employees, upon request, could potentially have information from their personnel files… Read More »

EXPANDED DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP

SB 30 changes how California law defines “domestic partnership.” Under current law, a domestic partnership could be entered into only by either two adults of the same sex, or two adults of the opposite sex who were over the age of 62. SB 30 removes those requirements, allowing any two adults over the age of… Read More »

RISE IN ADA ACTIONS RE WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

The Supreme Court has denied a petition from Domino’s Pizza Inc. following a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled in favor of a blind man named Guillermo Robles who sued the chain when he was unable to order pizza off the Domino’s website or mobile app even with screen reading technology. … Read More »

PAGA PENALTIES DO NOT INCLUDE UNDERPAID WAGES

On September 12, 2019, in a rare pro-employer decision, the California Supreme Court in ZB, N.A. v. Superior Court held that Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) plaintiffs cannot recover back wages in addition to civil penalties.  Despite the fact that the Labor Commissioner could collect unpaid wages under California Labor Code section 558, the Supreme Court stated that… Read More »