Episode #133 – Legal Deadline Update and Cautionary Tales from the Courtroom: Teresa McQueen

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In today’s episode, Teresa discusses “Legal Deadline Update and Cautionary Tales from the Courtroom.” Teresa reminds our California employers of a few important deadlines and reports on a significant change in the law that could have a lot of California companies on the wrong side of California’s privacy protection laws.

Legal Update Topics Discussed Today:

  • Business Use Rate for 2024 is 67 cents a mile
  • Active-duty Military medical or moving purposes is 21 cents a mile
  • Charitable Organizations remains the same at 14 cents a mile
  • California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment new poster and other required posters can be downloaded for free from the CRD’s website
  • California Pay Day Reporting – California Civil Rights Department (CRD)
  • California AB 1076 February 14, 2024 deadline
  • California Court of Appeal has reinstated the California Privacy Protection Agency’s ability to enforce previously stayed California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) regulations set to take effect on March 29, 2024
  • US DOL’s Final Rule for determining who is an independent contractor under Federal Law goes into effect on March 11, 2024

Cautionary Tales Discussed Today:

  • There are no magic words when it comes to paying overtime
  • Refusal to Engage With a Disabled Employee Lead to $1.6 Millon Dollar Verdict 

To Listen to Teresa’s last Legal Update click here

Episode Timeline

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 01:31Legal Deadline Update 11:40Break and Public Service Announcement 12:26Cautionary Tales 22:16Teresa’s Closing Remarks
Hosted by

Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.


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