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Larry M. Kazanjian Honored as 2017 Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s managing partner Larry M. Kazanjian will be honored as a 2017 Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer. Each year, Sacramento Magazine works with the national firm Professional Research Services to poll attorneys in the Sacramento region asking them who they would recommend among 56 legal […]

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Thank you for attending our June 15, 2017 Employment and Immigration Law Basics for Business Owners seminar!

Seminar Presented by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP in Partnership with Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC Thank you for attending our Employment and Immigration Law Basics for Business Owners seminar, which was held on June 15, 2017, in partnership with Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC.  We hope the presentation was informative and useful in providing you with the latest in employment […]

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KVIE Golf Classic

  Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson is pleased to support the 7th Annual KVIE Golf Classic. The event will take place on June 12, 2017 at the Serrano Country Club. If you are interested in participating in this event, the registration page can be found HERE.    

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Recent Sponsorships At-A-Glance

  Boy Scouts of America Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson was pleased to support the Third Annual Push Dinner benefitting the Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  The proceeds from this dinner help provide the Scouting program to young people all over Northern California.  The dinner was held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, […]

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Thank You for Attending Our May 16, 2017 Seminar!

Seminar Presented by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP in Partnership with Robert Sanders, Attorney at Law Thank you for attending our Employment Law for Health Practice Owners seminar, which was held on May 16th, 2017, in partnership with Robert Sanders, Attorney at Law.  We hope the presentation was informative and useful in providing you with the latest in employment and […]

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June 15, 2017 Employment and Immigration Law Basics for Business Owners

Date: June 15, 2017 Time: Presentation: 8:30AM to 10:30AM Location: 2277 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 455 Sacramento, CA 95825 Palmer Kazanjian will be providing a seminar on Employment and Immigration Law Basics for Business Owners seminar in partnership with Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC.   The session will be presented by Treaver Hodson, partner at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP and Michael Wang, Managing Attorney at Wilner […]

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PKWH Sponsors Local Parish School

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson was pleased to support Our Lady of the Assumption’s (OLA) Eighth Annual Cougar Classic Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the event directly benefited school programs including classroom technology upgrades, sports programs, financial assistance for the annual 8th grade Washington D.C. trip, tuition assistance, and education enhancements. The tournament was held on April […]

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Court Affirms Jury Verdict in Favor of Police Recruits Who Brought Claim Against the City of Los Angeles for Failure to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation

In Atkins v. City of Los Angeles (CA2/7 B257890 2/14/17), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District recently upheld a jury’s finding that the City of Los Angeles failed to provide reasonable accommodations to recruits from the City Police Academy in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). The five recruits […]

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Employer’s Obligation to Separately Compensate Rest Periods for Commission-Based Employees

The California Court of Appeal for the Second District ruled in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC that workers paid on a commission basis must be separately compensated for legally required rest periods.1 Coupled with the California Supreme Court’s ruling late last year in Augustus v. ABM prohibiting on-call rest periods, it is more important than […]

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May 16, 2017-Seminar: Employment Law for Healthcare Practice Owners

Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 Time: Presentation: 6:30PM to 7:30PM Location: El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 Palmer Kazanjian will be providing a seminar on Employment Law Issues for Healthcare Practice Owners in partnership with Robert Sanders, Attorney at Law, Inc.  The session will be presented by Treaver Hodson, partner at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP. The following topics will be covered: […]

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PKWH Sponsors Local Historical Society

Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson is pleased to support the Folsom Historical Society’s Third Annual Historic Golf Tournament. Proceeds for the event benefit the Folsom Historical Society’s family of museums, including the Folsom History Museum, Pioneer Village, and the Museum of Wonder and Delight.   The tournament is Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Empire Ranch Golf […]

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Thank you for attending our April 5, 2017 Employment and Labor Law Updates Seminar!

Seminar Presented by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP in Partnership with PWA Insurance Services Thank you for attending our Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017 seminar, which was held on April 5, 2017, in partnership with PWA Insurance Services.  We hope the presentation was informative and useful in providing you with the latest in employment and labor law compliance. […]

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April 5, 2017-Seminar: Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017

Seminar Hosted by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP Date: Wednesday April 5, 2017 Time: Presentation: 8:30AM to 10:30AM;  Registration and Networking: 8:00AM-8:30AM Location: PWA Insurance Services LLC – Main Conference Room 2377 Gold Meadow Way Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 Palmer Kazanjian will be providing its second Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017 seminar in partnership with PWA Insurance Services […]

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Thank you for attending our March 1, 2017 Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017 Seminar!

Seminar Hosted by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP Thank you for attending our Employment and Labor Law Updates For 2017 seminar, which was held on March 1, 2017, in partnership with the Cicotte Law Firm and Eureka Insurance Solutions.  We hope the presentation was informative and useful in providing you with the latest in  employment and labor law compliance. […]

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March 7, 2017-Seminar: Protecting Trade Secrets

March Legal Series Session 1: Protecting Trade Secrets Date: Wed., March 7, 2017 Time: 8:30AM to 10:30AM Location:  Sacramento, California Palmer Kazanjian will be providing its Protecting Trade Secrets seminar in partnership with Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA).  The session will be presented by Treaver Hodson, partner at Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP, and Lexee Asterlin, associate at Palmer Kazanjian […]

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March 1, 2017-Seminar: Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017

Seminar Hosted by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP Date: Wednesday March 1, 2017 Time: 8:30AM to 10:30AM Location: Our Office: 2277 Fair Oaks Blvd. Ste. 455, Sacramento, CA 95825 Palmer Kazanjian will be providing its Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017 seminar in partnership with the Cicotte Law Firm and Eureka Insurance Solutions.  The session will be presented […]

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Employment and Labor Law Updates for 2017

  With the end of 2016 also came the end of yet another legislative term, providing a multitude of new laws, which took effect January 1, 2017 (unless otherwise specified). This article provides a survey of the new laws by category, including health and safety, public works, discrimination, leaves, contingent workforce, wage and hour, and […]

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California On-Duty Meal Period and Rest Period Update

Recent California court decisions provide additional guidance regarding the propriety of offered meal and rest periods in California.  In general, employers are required to authorize and provide meal and rest periods to non-exempt employees.  Under the applicable California Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Orders, employers must provide a paid rest period of at least ten […]

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Texas Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Blocking Expansion of the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employees to be paid the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay for all hours worked exceeding forty in a week. The FLSA also contains a number of exemptions to the overtime requirement. The most common exemption involves “any employee employed in a bona fide […]

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Final Rule Impacts Domestic and Household Workers

When the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted, it did not apply to workers who were employed directly by households and performed domestic service work, such as cooking, housekeeping, cleaning, and gardening. In 1974, Congress explicitly extended many of the protections of the FLSA to “domestic service” employees. However, Congress left exempt from the […]

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EEOC’s Guidance on Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation

On May 9, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a resource document in an effort to address continued EEOC “charges indicating that some employers may be unaware of Commission positions about leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).” (EEOC, Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act, May 9, 2016, available at […]

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Developing Joint Employment Under Federal Labor Laws

Earlier this year, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2016-1, an interpretive memorandum (“memorandum”) providing clarification to employers on whether a joint employment relationship exists when two or more businesses share the same worker.  The memorandum provides the WHD’s opinion of when employers may be considered joint employers […]

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Recommended Employment Practices to Minimize Risk and Liability

To Our Clients and Business Associates: Over the years, as we have represented employers and management in labor and employment related legal matters, we have discovered a few practices that help keep employers from costly disputes and litigation. With this in mind, we share a few practices that may assist you in maintaining compliance with […]

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California’s Minimum Wage Increase

In the wake of several recent changes to California’s employment landscape, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill No. 3 (“SB3”) into law on April 4, 2016, making it California’s latest mandated increase in minimum wage. This new law incrementally increases the state-wide minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2022. SB3 amends California Labor […]

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Must an Employee Ever Honor an Obligation to Repay the Employer?

In general, California law requires an employer to reimburse its employees for business-related expenses incurred on behalf of the employer.  California Labor Code section 2802 provides that, “an employer shall indemnify his or her employee for all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by the employee in direct consequence of the discharge of his or her […]

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The Enforceability of Class Action Claim Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

Arbitration has become a widely used mechanism for resolving legal disputes, due in part to the increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness it affords employers. The Federal Arbitration Act (“Act”) embodies the “liberal federal policy of favoring arbitration agreements,” and at its core, provides a medium by which disputes can be privately resolved through a neutral third […]

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Updated 2015-16 California Labor and Employment Laws

The new year brought a multitude of new laws that took effect on January 1, 2016 (unless otherwise noted). Here are some of the most notable changes employers need to be aware of. AB 1513: This bill repealed sections 77.7, 127.6, and 138.65 and added Labor Code section 226.2. This new law sets forth requirements […]

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City of Sacramento Approves Measure to Increase the Minimum Wage

Earlier this year, the Assembly Appropriations Committee announced its decision not to take up Senate Bill 3, which sought to increase the minimum wage to $13 by 2018. The postponement, according to the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment, was in part due to an effort to preserve local control by allowing for collaborative agreements […]

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Growing Section 7 & 8(a)(1) Violations Pose A Threat To Arbitration Employment Agreements

Growing Section 7 & 8(a) (1) Violations Pose A Threat To Arbitration Employment Agreements A rise in the number of employers opting to handle employment disputes through arbitration has been paired with increased scrutiny by the National Labor Relations Board (Board), specifically with regard to provisions threatening rights protected under Section 7 of the National […]

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