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Not Your Call: California Employers May Pursue Damages For Employees' Illegal Recordings
In the age of smartphones, virtually everyone has a recording device at his or her fingertips—including employees.This can present challenges in the workplace
United States
28 Jun 2019
Making A List And Checking It Twice – Key Employment Considerations For The New Year
You may be asking yourself: How is it already almost 2019?! With the New Year fast approaching, for those employment law enthusiasts out there, here are some legal issues that you want to keep in mind as you look back on 2018 and forward to 2019.
United States
4 Jan 2019
Third Time's A Charm? The Republican Majority NLRB Is Re-Examining Section 7 And Company Email
With a new Republican majority in the NLRB, the rules may be changing (again) when it comes to company emails.
United States
28 Aug 2018
California Court Rejects "ABC" Test For Joint Employers
The Dynamex decision established a three-factor "ABC" test that, on its face, places the entire burden of showing that a worker is not an employee squarely upon the hiring party.
United States
20 Jun 2018
California: Making Arbitration Great Again
The Supreme Court was not persuaded and upheld the arbitration agreement.
United States
26 Aug 2016
Big Bucks For Baby-Bonding: San Francisco Passes Employer-Paid Parental Leave Ordinance
Staying true to form, earlier this month San Francisco passed the nation's first fully-paid parental leave law known as the Paid Parental Leave for Bonding with New Child Ordinance ("Paid Parental Leave Ordinance").
United States
29 Apr 2016
Pennsylvania Plaintiffs Launch Successful Attack On Pittsburgh's Local Paid Sick Leave
The proliferation of paid sick leave (PSL) laws has been well-documented in the last few years.
United States
23 Feb 2016
Legislative Updates Employers Should Know About To Avoid Wringing In The New Year
The California legislature played an active role in 2015 by enacting new rules and amendments in many employment areas.
United States
6 Jan 2016
Swinging For The Fences: Minor Leaguers Continue Suit Alleging They Were Paid Peanuts By The MLB
Baseball season is well underway as fans fill themselves up on hot dogs and beers, don their rally caps for some late-inning luck, and cheer for their favorite players.
United States
11 Jun 2015
Are Your California Leave Policies Up To Date? New California Family Rights Act Regulations Take Effect July 1, 2015
The California Fair Employment and Housing Council recently issued new California Family Rights Act ("CFRA") regulations that take effect July 1, 2015.
United States
11 May 2015
A Win For Employers: Court Denies Class Certification Of Rest Break Claim Where Plaintiff Alleged Employer Did Not Have A Rest Break Policy
A recent federal district court decision denying a motion for class certification of wage-and-hour claims reflects continuing disagreement among courts in California regarding the suitability for class treatment...
United States
30 Apr 2015
Can Anyone Stop Them? NLRB's New "Quickie" Union Election Rules Set To Take Effect April 14
On December 12, 2014 the NLRB adopted new union election rules, claiming that they will "modernize and streamline the process for resolving representation disputes."
United States
2 Apr 2015
Prognosis Negative: You’re Not Immune To Company Policy Under California Leave Law
In Richey v. Autonation, Inc., the California Supreme Court reinstated an arbitration award against the plaintiff and confirmed that employers retain the right to terminate employees who violate company policy...
United States
16 Feb 2015
Franchisors Beware: NLRB Seeking To Super-Size Joint Employer Liability
The National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel’s Office has again signaled its commitment to expanding the scope of the current test for joint employment.
United States
9 Jan 2015
The Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Busk: Could Employers Have To Pay For Employee Time Spent Passing Through Security?
On October 8, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. In Busk, plaintiffs allege that, under the FLSA, their employer should have compensated them and other warehouse employees for time spent passing through the employer’s security clearance at the end of their shifts, including their time spent waiting in line to be searched
United States
23 Nov 2014
Employers Should Act Now To Avoid Potential Data Minefields: The OFCCP's New Proposed Rules For Collecting Compensation Data From Federal Contractors
On August 8, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance proposed new annual reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors.
United States
29 Aug 2014
Seeking Credit For Deferred Commissions? You Might Get Declined
The California Supreme Court issued its decision in Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., deciding that employers may not apply commission payments to earlier pay periods.
United States
28 Jul 2014
From D-Day to Afghanistan: Honoring Our Veterans by Reemploying Them
Seventy years ago, on June 6, 1944, the Allies’ liberation of Europe began with D-Day.
United States
10 Jul 2014
Sick Employees In New York City? There’s An Expanded Sick Leave Ordinance For That
Late last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed amendments expanding the scope of the City’s Earned Sick Time Act.
United States
29 Apr 2014
Get Paid For Getting Dressed? Supreme Court Clarifies "Changing Clothes" Under The FLSA
Updating a case we discussed last month, in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp., No. 12-417, the United States Supreme Court last week clarified the scope of Section 203(o) of the FLSA concerning which donning and doffing activities employers and employees can bargain to exclude from compensable time in collective bargaining agreements.
United States
11 Feb 2014
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