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New California Employment Laws in 2021

Posted on January 22, 2021
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Many new employment laws that affect both employees and employers went into effect on January 1, 2021. Our attorneys discuss a few of these new California employment laws in 2021 below. SB 1383: California Family Rights Act Expanded to Small Employers Senate Bill 1383 expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to apply to most California employers. SB 1383 requires any California employer with five or more employees to allow an eligible … Read More

How Deductions for Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements Were Eliminated

Posted on January 9, 2019

Nondisclosure agreements (NDA) are notoriously common during workplace sexual harassment settlements. For many decades, your employer could settle a confidential sexual harassment claim and receive a tax deduction. However, a recent tax reform bill forces your employer to choose between using an NDA and receiving a tax deduction. Section 13307 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) states that no tax deductions are available for “any settlement related to sexual harassment … Read More