August 2015

California Labor Commissioner Opines on Sick Leave

This month, the California Labor Commissioner has offered an opinion letter to help California employers interpret the requirements of the new Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014—otherwise known as the new sick leave law in California.  The opinion letter provides guidance to employers who have employees who do not work a traditional 8-hour per day schedule.  Humboldt County employers should recognize that the opinion letter is not legally binding, but it does indicate how the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement will interpret the new sick leave laws for non-traditional work s


Elder Abuse Claims in Transactions

As our population ages, it is only natural there are more transactions where one of the parties is a senior citizen.  Parties to a transaction need to remember that the Elder Abuse Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) applies to transactions with seniors.
If it is believed that an elder has been taken advantage of in a transaction, it may lead to an elder abuse complaint being brought on behalf of the senior.