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January 21, 2020

New California Laws Impacting Employers – Part 2 of a 3-part Series

Summary of New Laws for Employers- Part 2 of 3 by JoLynn Scharrer SB 142- Lactation Accommodation This bill newly requires employers to provide a lactation location at the workplace, including access to a sink and refrigerator. Denial of time or a location to express milk results in a violation of rest break rules, and […]

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December 23, 2019

Make a List, and Check it Twice…New Energy Code Updates are Coming to Town

Make a List, and Check it Twice…New Energy Code Updates are Coming to Town by Jennifer Tung  It’s that time again—no, not time to commit to the latest New Year’s resolutions. Time to get ready for the newest Energy Code updates. On January 1, 2020, the 2019 updates to the California Energy Code (Title 24, […]

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December 6, 2019


The California Legislature had another prolific year with several new bills impacting employers beginning on January 1, 2020. The following summary of the new laws is designed to serve as a guide for further action by employers to seek education and advice regarding compliance. Some new Bills that may require your attention are: Assembly Bill […]

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November 27, 2019

Do the Independent Contractors that Provide Services to Your Company Fit Within One of the AB 5 Exemptions or Does Your Company Need to Reclassify Them as Employees?

As many businesses will have potential exposure based on the retroactive effect of the new Assembly Bill (“AB”) 5, companies should take immediate action and require their independent contractors to sign arbitration agreements prior to January 1, 2020, when new California legislation AB 51, prohibiting mandatory arbitration agreements, goes into effect.  Companies should also reexamine […]

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November 5, 2019

Hunt Ortmann Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” for 2020

U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers November 4, 2019 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers ranked Hunt Ortmann among the “Best Law Firms” in the Pasadena metro area. The Firm received tier one rankings in Construction Law and Litigation Construction. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional […]

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October 30, 2019


You’re Invited: Hunt Ortmann’s California Mandated Sexual Harassment Training Sessions Please join us on November 22, 2019 for live sexual harassment prevention training seminars for both employees, and for managers and supervisors. California law newly requires an employer who employs five or more employees, including temporary or seasonal employees, to provide at least two hours […]

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