KBY Blog

A reflection on labor and employment laws and issues and their impact on the future.


Trends: The Sick Leave “Virus”

Laws mandating paid sick leave for employees are spreading like a virus, both inside and outside of California, mutating into different strains as they go. “Ground Zero” was San Francisco’s 2007 municipal ordinance requiring employers within the city to offer paid sick leave benefits. Recently, other California cities such as Oakland and Emeryville, have followed […] Continue reading

Which Came First? The Tech Boom or Wage and Hour Claims Boom?

During the heady days of the internet revolution, news stories abounded about young receptionists who became millionaires overnight when their stock options turned to gold. But something else was quietly happening that would have and continues to have a profound impact on California employers.

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