What Employers Need To Know About The American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), which President Biden signed into law on March 11, 2021, extends and expands the payroll tax credits for certain COVID-related leaves that employers can voluntarily provide pursuant […]

California Supreme Court Prohibits Rounding Of Meal-Period Swipes

In a long-awaited decision, the California Supreme Court held last week that employers cannot engage in the practice of rounding employees’ time punches in the meal-period context. In Donahue v. AMN Services, LLC, No. S253677 […]

The March 31, 2021 Pay Data Reporting Deadline Is Approaching: What You Need To Know

The March 31, 2021 Pay Data Reporting Deadline Is Approaching: What You Need To Know Pursuant to a new state law, California Government Code Section 12999, which became effective on January 1, 2021, private employers […]

An Update On COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Laws

On January 26, 2021, Los Angeles County extended the County’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, which expired on December 31, 2020. The new ordinance now continues “until two weeks after the expiration of the […]

Janet Swerdlow and David Wimmer have been selected to the 2021 Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to share that Janet Swerdlow and David Wimmer have been selected to the 2021 South California Super Lawyers list. This is the seventh year in a row that Janet Swerdlow has been […]

Cal/OSHA Implements New Emergency COVID-19 Regulations

On November 30, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) adopted new regulations to address the issue of COVID-19 in the workplace. These regulations have significant requirements and implications for some California […]

CFRA Expands To Cover Nearly All California Employers — What You Need To Do Now.

On January 1, 2021, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) will significantly expand by applying to all employers with as few as 5 employees and creating the right to take leaves to care for more […]

Swerdlow Law Firm has received Tier 1 ranking in the 2021 edition of US News – Best Lawyers® list of “Best Law Firms.

We are pleased to share the Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer has been awarded a Tier 1 ranking for the ninth consecutive year by US News – Best Lawyers® list of Best Law Firm. […]

Governor Newsom Passes New Legislation Concerning Employees Who Contract COVID-19 While Working

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two significant pieces of legislation involving California workers impacted by COVID-19: Senate Bill 1159 ("SB 1159") and Assembly Bill 685 ("AB 685"). SB 1159, which takes effect immediately, provides for […]

Independent Contractor Or Employee? AB 2257 Modifies AB 5, California’s Landmark Law Regarding Worker Classification

On September 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2257, which significantly expands and modifies the list of occupations and industries exempt from the default “ABC Test” for determining a worker’s classification. AB […]