33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2016, on which 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Three Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.

Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2016 Southern California and San Diego Super Lawyers include David R. Gabor in the firm’s Los Angeles office; Gary A. Waldron in the firm’s Newport Beach office;

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Weintraub Tobin is proud to have sponsored the 36th Annual California Restaurant Association - Sacramento Chapter’s “Rock N’ Roll” Golf Tournament

Weintraub Tobin is proud to have sponsored the 36th Annual California Restaurant Association - Sacramento Chapter’s “Rock N’ Roll” Golf Tournament

Weintraub Tobin is proud to have sponsored the 36th Annual California Restaurant Association – Sacramento Chapter’s “Rock N’ Roll” Golf Tournament on July 11th at the Granite Bay Country Club. A number of Weintraub’s Labor & Employment attorneys spent the day with a great group of golfers on the third hole as they all tried their best to take home the prize for the “closest to the hole” prize. Thanks to Weintraub attorney, Lukas Clary,

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DOL Updates the Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees

by Lukas Clary
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

Are you sure you’re paying your exempt employees enough?   Even if you are right now, you might not be come December 1, 2016.  The U.S. Department of Labor unveiled today its long-awaited Final Rule updating the definitions of most types of exempt employees under federal law.

While there are several important provisions in the new rule, the most important for California employers is the new minimum salary threshold for exempt employees. 

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Pull up a Chair: California Supreme Court Weighs in on Suitable Seating

by Lukas Clary
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

To sit or not to sit, that is the question.  And now the California Supreme Court has given us an answer.  Well, sort of.  They have told us how to find the answer.  Even that’s a stretch.  Pull up a seat and I will explain.
To help it resolve two class actions involving California Wage Order requirements that employers provide employees with suitable seats, the Ninth Circuit recently certified some questions for the California Supreme Court. 

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Sands Through the Hour Glass: Wage and Hour Update

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Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations. In addition, the ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime, and the increasing number of wage and hour class action lawsuits, highlight the importance of correctly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt.

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Even Keanu Can't Figure It Out: The Leave Law Matrix

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Administering leaves of absence and disability accommodations in California can be very challenging.  California has a paid sick leave law and numerous other leave laws and wage replacement benefits that interact with one another. To properly administer leaves and accommodate employees, employers need to understand the various types of leave/accommodations available, who is eligible under what circumstances, how to interact with an employee on a leave, and what obligations an employer has when leave is exhausted.

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Employers Can Demand Departing Employees Repay Training Costs

by Lukas Clary
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

Training new employees is expensive.  That is particularly true when an employer offers to pay for an employee’s educational training.  The benefits of doing so include a more educated and well-trained workforce, as well as increased morale and employee loyalty.  The risk, of course, is that an employee may decide to take his or her employer-funded education and use it to find another job somewhere else.  Employers sometimes offset that risk by requiring the employee to sign an agreement to pay the employer back if he or she leaves for another job shortly after completing the education. 

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Guardians at the Gate: Properly Trained Managers are Your First Line of Defense

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Most employers know that it is crucial to have well trained supervisors to help ensure that rank and file employees perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. However, many employers don’t realize how important it is that supervisors be trained to understand the many employment laws that govern the workplace. Untrained supervisors can take actions (or fail to take actions) that result in significant legal consequences for an employer. Come join the employment lawyers at Weintraub Tobin for a discussion of best practices for training supervisors and reducing the potential for liability.

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