Labor and Employment Newsletter
January 1, 2008
Practice team: Labor and Employment
Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld, LLP's Labor and Employment Group want to wish all of our clients a Happy New Year. We hope that this year will be successful in all of your endeavors. As always, we want you to maintain healthy and positive working relationships with your past, present and future employees.
In years past, MAAS has hosted a morning seminar to keep all of our clients up to date with the yearly legislative and judicial pronouncements that have changed the way employers interact with their employees. Fortunately, 2007 was a relatively quiet year for employment law related changes. We decided to spread the information that you need to know for 2007 and beyond through the electronic medium. This is the first of our newsletters that we will send to you on a quarterly basis. The newsletters will provide you with current developments and tips to help you stay in compliance with the law and, hopefully, out of a judicial forum. We hope that you find these newsletters useful and informative. Of course, if you would prefer not to receive the newsletter or, at any time, wish to stop receiving the newsletters, simply notify us.
MAAS's first newsletter for 2008 offers three tips to the employer to assist it in staying out of court. The first tip is to ensure that you are in full compliance with all of the new legislation that the California Legislature passed and Governor Schwarzenegger signed. One section of this newsletter is devoted to identifying the new laws that implicate the employer/employee relationship. The second tip is to understand and ensure that you are in full compliance with the judicial authority that was decided last year. One section of this newsletter identifies and explains some of the more important decisions that were rendered in 2007. The last tip focuses on one of the hottest areas of litigation – wage and hour issues. In this section, we identify the areas of the wage and hour laws that are most ripe for litigation.
Again, everyone at MAAS wishes the best for you, your employees and your business in 2008.