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US Employment Litigation Round-Up For June 2019
Over the past several years, state legislatures have been increasingly active in passing a variety of worker protection laws to combat gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace and address pay inequality.
United States
25 Jul 2019
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For May 2019
Decision: On June 3, 2019, in an opinion authored by Justice Ginsburg, a unanimous Supreme Court held in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, No. 18-525
United States
28 Jun 2019
The Future Of Independent Contractor Classification: As 9th Circuit And DLSE Expand Dynamex's Reach, DOL And NLRB Find Gig Economy Workers Contractors Under Federal Law
As we previously reported, the California Supreme Court's landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court adopted a new worker-friendly standard.
United States
18 Jun 2019
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For April 2019
On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, holding that an arbitration agreement that is ambiguous as to whether it authorizes class-wide arbitration ...
United States
29 May 2019
US Employment Litigation Round-Up
Although the federal government shutdown has dominated the headlines after the calendar flipped to 2019 ...
United States
7 Feb 2019
The New Year Brings New Requirements For California Lawyers Representing Clients In Mediation
Effective January 1, 2019, California Senate Bill No. 954 will require California lawyers representing clients in connection with mediation.
United States
8 Jan 2019
New CA Laws On Gender Disparity, Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Take Effect In New Year
Starting January 1, 2019, a number of new laws inspired by the #MeToo movement will take effect in California.
United States
19 Dec 2018
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For October 2018
On October 11, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") issued a guidance memorandum to its regional administrators and state designees clarifying the agency's position on workplace safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing.
United States
15 Nov 2018
CFPB Releases New Version Of Model FCRA Summary Of Rights Form
The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") has issued an updated "A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act" ...
United States
25 Oct 2018
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For September 2018
As described in the April 2018 Round-Up, New York State and New York City earlier this year each passed a package of laws strengthening worker protections against sexual harassment.
United States
23 Oct 2018
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For August 2018
Decision: On August 15, 2018, a unanimous panel of the Sixth Circuit held in Goffers v. Kelly Services, Inc. that the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") ...
United States
20 Sep 2018
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For July 2018
Two California Courts Clarify Limits to Employer Timekeeping Policies
United States
29 Aug 2018
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For June 2018
Decision: On June 6, 2018, National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") General Counsel Peter Robb issued a new guidance memorandum (GC 18-04)
United States
23 Jul 2018
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For May 2018
In the past several weeks, the US and California Supreme Courts have each issued important decisions affecting the rights and duties of employers and employees
United States
18 Jun 2018
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For April 2016
On April 21, 2016, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed into law an ordinance that will require employers with 20 or more workers to provide at least six weeks of fully paid leave to parents...
United States
5 May 2016
US Employment Litigation Round-Up For March 2016
It remains to be seen whether the NLRB will further define the contours of a permissible workplace email policy after Purple Communications.
United States
10 Apr 2016
US Employment Litigation Round-Up for February 2016: A Review of Key Cases and New Laws Affecting Employers
On January 20, 2016, the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued guidance stating that a growing number of companies are joint employers for liability purposes under the FLSA and the MSPA.
United States
2 Mar 2016
A Review Of Key Cases And New Laws Affecting Employers - July 2015
US Department of Labor Proposes Changes to Federal Overtime Pay Regulations
United States
3 Aug 2015
Amendment To California's Sick Leave Law: The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act Of 2014
Governor Jerry Brown has signed an emergency amendment to California's new sick pay law, codified in Labor Code sections 245 et seq., to clarify and modify a number of the requirements of the law.
United States
29 Jul 2015
US Employment Litigation Round-Up for June 2015: A Review of Key Cases and New Laws Affecting Employers
Employers cannot assume that forum/choice-of-law clauses in their agreements with California employees will be enforceable.
United States
1 Jul 2015
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