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What Restaurants and Other Retailers Should Know About California’s New Mandatory Sick Leave Law

Restaurants, wineries, breweries and other businesses in California may need to restructure their instituted sick leave policies following the passing of The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 and Assembly Bill No. 304 in 2015. California’s newly adopted law, which became effective in July 2015, makes employees of California businesses entitled to at least […]

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The Perils Of Using Volunteer Labor At Wineries

On September 16, 2014, San Jose Mercury News reported on the potential consequences that could arise when a winery chooses to use unpaid volunteer workers. According to Mercury News, Castro Valley’s Westover Winery was fined for “not paying minimum wage, not providing wage statements and not paying workers’ compensation insurance” to volunteers assisting at the […]