The Grady Firm, P.C. Celebrates Its Seventh Anniversary

On March 19, 2019, The Grady Firm, P.C. celebrated its seventh anniversary. Since its inception in 2012, the firm has grown from supporting startups in the Silicon Beach region of Los Angeles, to adding immigration and employment law departments for dynamic, rapid-growth international clients with a California presence. The Firm has added multiple attorney specialists …

All California Employers with 5+ Employees Must Provide Sexual Harassment Training by 2020, Even if Trained in 2018

On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law S.B. 1343, which now requires that employers with 5 or more employees in California provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct training to non-managerial employees, and 2 hours for managerial employees once every two years. Managerial employees must receive training within 6 months …

New Year, New Company Policies

As companies grow and evolve over time, it soon becomes clear that they will outgrow their employee and operations policies--that is, if they even had any in the first place!  The best time for a CEO, COO, CFO, and Human Resources Department is to reassess these policies is at the end of the year, and …

Cities and Counties Across California Increased the Minimum Wage Again on July 1, 2018- Is Yours Included? (See Our Chart)

Ten cities and counties across California increased their minimum wages again on July 1, 2018, including the following: El Cerrito Emeryville City of Los Angeles County of Los Angeles (unincorporated areas) Malibu Milpitas Pasadena San Francisco City and County San Leandro; and Santa Monica. Employers should examine the rules for every jurisdiction in which they …

California Minimum Wage Increases on January 1, 2018

California Minimum Wage Rate Increase Beginning on January 1, 2018, the minimum wage in California will increase to the following: Employers with 25 employees or less must pay employees at least $10.50 per hour, and Employers with 26 employees or more must pay employees at least $11.00 per hour. Ten cities and counties across California will increase their minimum …

The Grady Firm Selected as California Employers Association Partner Firm

The Grady Firm is pleased to announce that it has been selected to serve the the  California Employers Association, which serves 9,000 businesses throughout the state of California, as a  “Partner Law Firm” and on-demand outside legal counsel.  As a Partner Firm, The Grady Firm will offer legal counseling, training, litigation defense, and discounts to CEA members …

New Policy Requirements for Employers Effective April 1, 2016

Beginning April 1, 2016, California employers with five or more total employees (whether or not all of those employees live in California) must update their anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and complaint-investigation policies, and distribute them to employees for signature. These policies must be in compliance with recent amendments to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and …

Valentine’s Day Special- $150 Off Employment Law Packages

New Year's has come and gone, and we are now six weeks into 2016!  Haven't had time to update your Employee Handbook, policies and procedures, or personnel files? The Grady Firm is here to help! In order to show love to our deserving customers, we are offering a discount of $150.00 off our employment law …

Is Your Company Reimbursing Employees for Use of Their Cell Phones?

Updated September 24, 2018 by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. As of January 1, 2016, California employers must reimburse employees for use of their personal cell phones for mandatory business purposes, as decided by the California Appellate Court in Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. The ruling affects millions of employers who must update their company policies …