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2019 Employment Law Updates

January 16, 2019
Rules Affecting California Employers in 2019 Happy New Year! Below is a summary of the 2019 changes that will affect California employers. California Minimum Wage Increasing California minimum wage increases on January 1, 2019, to $12 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and to $11.00 an hour … Read More Read More

Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

January 4, 2019
Take Advantage of Our $1,000 Scholarship Opportunity Each academic school year, we recognize one student for their service to others. We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student who is committed to serving others and bettering their community. This scholarship is one way we give back to our … Read More Read More

6 New California Employment Laws That Have Women in Mind

November 20, 2018
Do California Employment Laws Adequately Protect Women? Governor Jerry Brown recently signed several bills into law that will bring reforms to the workplace. With many bills pushing for greater workplace transparency and responsibility in the wake of the #MeToo movement, here are some of the bills that made the cut: … Read More Read More

New Bill Proposals Would Give More Privacy to Moms in the Workplace

October 5, 2018
Understanding Lactation Space Laws in California According to the California Labor Code, every employer must provide reasonable accommodations and breaks to employees who need to lactate for their infant children. Presently, a lactation space must be private. However, it cannot be a toilet stall and must be in close proximity … Read More Read More

California Legislature Proposes Bills That Could Change Employment Contracts Regarding Sexual Misconduct

September 14, 2018
Understanding The Changes in California Employment Contracts Regarding Sexual Misconduct Since the worldwide phenomenon of the #MeToo movement swept the nation last year, activists, supporters and government officials have pressed for reform in the workplace. California legislature has recently proposed a few bills, that if signed into law, would limit … Read More Read More

Essential Tenant Rights You Should Know When Leasing Property

July 16, 2018
Renting A House? Learn More About California Tenant Rights Laws If you’re looking to rent property, it’s especially important for you to understand the California tenant rights laws. These laws are put in place to help ensure the landlord-tenant relationship is fair. There are a few things you should know … Read More Read More

What You Need to Know About Insurance Law

June 14, 2018
Important Information About California Insurance Law Insurance is a contract where one party pays a premium and the other party promises to reimburse them for certain types of losses. These losses can include illness, property damage, or death. Insurance law is the practice of law surrounding insurance. Insurance law is … Read More Read More

Five Warning Signs of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

June 7, 2018
Understand the Warning Signs For Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Recent news suggests that sexual harassment is rampant in workplaces in California and across the country. You have most likely heard of the viral #MeToo campaign in recent months. Millions of people targeted with sexual assault or harassment have used … Read More Read More

California’s Ban the Box Measure Goes into Effect

May 7, 2018
Criminal Convictions and Finding Employment It can be very difficult to find a job if you have a criminal record. Many employers look at criminal convictions and refuse to extend job offers. If you have a conviction and live in California, we have some good news. As of January 1, … Read More Read More

April 2018 Employment Law Seminar: Major Changes in California Law

April 7, 2018
New California Employment Laws Are you running into trouble trying to understand California’s newest employment laws? At our law firm, we understand the importance of helping our clients find solutions to their employment law problems. We have developed a series of seminars to help our clients plan and defend against … Read More Read More