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Joseph Halabrin is a graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law, where he served as executive managing editor of Hastings Law Journal.

On January 12, 2024, the Berkeley Fair Work Week Ordinance (Ordinance) became operative. As previously described, Berkeley, California, enacted an Ordinance that requires covered employers to provide work schedules to employees at least 14 calendar days in advance of a shift and provide 11 hours of rest between shifts, among other requirements.

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Colorado’s state minimum wage will increase to $14.42 per hour beginning January 1, 2024. However, Colorado employers should be aware that municipalities within Colorado will also be increasing their minimum wage above the state’s minimum wage. If a municipality provides a higher minimum wage rate than the state, the employer must pay the higher rate.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held in Clark v. A & L Homecare and Training Center, that plaintiffs must show a “strong likelihood” that other employees are “similarly situated” to the plaintiffs for a court to certify a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action and facilitate notice of the action. The “strong likelihood” standard has the potential to make it more difficult for plaintiffs to facilitate notice of their FLSA collective actions to other potential collective members.Continue Reading The Sixth Circuit Sets a New Standard for Notification of FLSA Collective Actions

Effective February 19, 2023, San Francisco employers with 100 or more employees worldwide will be required to pay employees who are military reservists and who are called for military duty the difference between their military salary and their civil salary as employees.Continue Reading San Francisco Military Leave Pay Protection Act Requires Employers To Pay Employees While on Military Duty

Starting in November 2023, covered employers in Berkley, California will need to be prepared to comply with the Berkeley Fair Workweek Ordinance (the Ordinance). The Ordinance requires covered employers to provide work schedules to employees at least 14 calendar days in advance of a shift and provide 11 hours of rest between shifts, among other requirements.Continue Reading Berkeley, California, Adopts a Fair Workweek Ordinance