Mr Geoffrey D DeBoskey

Geoffrey D DeBoskey


Employment & Benefits

California enacts significant gender pay equity statute
USA | 28 October 2015

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into California law the Fair Pay Act, which some have called the most stringent pay equity law in the country. Although similar in some respects to the federal Equal Pay Act, the bill departs from and expands on its federal counterpart in several ways that are potentially problematic for employers.

Paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors
USA | 14 October 2015

President Obama recently issued an executive order requiring certain federal contractors that provide services or concessions to the federal government to implement paid sick leave policies that provide certain benefits to their employees, including accrual, carry over and reinstatement of sick leave. Employers should be careful to consider whether their policies provide the same benefits as required under the order.