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California Supreme Court Holds That Unpaid Wages Are Not Recoverable Under PAGA
On September 12, 2019, in ZB, N.A. v. Superior Court (Lawson), Case No. S246711, the California Supreme Court held...
United States
20 Sep 2019
California Legislature Passes Landmark Worker Classification Legislation
On September 10, 2019, the California State Legislature passed AB 5, which codifies the "ABC test" in Dynamex Ops.
United States
19 Sep 2019
New York Enacts Various New Employment Laws
The New York State Equal Pay Act (EPA) now will apply to all protected categories (including race, national origin, religion, etc.) rather than just gender, dramatically expanding the reach
United States
22 Aug 2019
Amendments To State Human Rights Law Will Impact New York Companies
Amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) lower the bar for employees and individual nonemployees pursuing discrimination and harassment claims.
United States
19 Aug 2019
Ninth Circuit Withdraws Opinion On Dynamex Retroactivity
The Ninth Circuit has withdrawn its May 2, 2019, opinion in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l, Inc., in which it held that the California Supreme Court's Dynamex decision
United States
30 Jul 2019
Have Your Noncompete Agreements Died Of Old Age?
Akin Gump has issued a labor and employment alert detailing recent state statues on noncompetition and other restrictive covenants.
United States
29 Jul 2019
Are Your Noncompete Agreements Dying Of Old Age?
Tight labor markets are leading courts and legislatures to closely scrutinize noncompetes and other restrictive covenants
United States
24 Jul 2019
Beyond The Background Check
Akin Gump's Universities and Colleges Team pens University Business article on reducing risk in the hiring process.
United States
18 Jul 2019
New DIFC Insolvency And Employment Laws Enacted
On June 11 and 12, 2019, the Ruler of Dubai enacted new insolvency and employment laws in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).
United Arab Emirates
27 Jun 2019
A Court Has Ordered That Employers Must Report 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To The EEOC By September 30, 2019
In response to a court order reinstating an Obama-era pay data collection rule, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
United States
27 May 2019
Employers Must Report 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To The EEOC By September 30, 2019
In response to a court order reinstating an Obama-era pay data collection rule, the EEOC has announced that covered employers will be required to report pay data and hours worked...
United States
23 May 2019
Ninth Circuit: Dynamex Decision On Independent Contractor vs. Employee Applies Retroactively
The 9th Circuit rejected two independent arguments for applying Dynamex only prospectively.
United States
15 May 2019
New Mandatory Harassment Training Requirements Go Into Effect For NYC Firms
On April 1, 2019, the mandatory harassment training requirements of the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the "Act") went into effect.
United States
6 May 2019
Podcast: The #MeToo Movement In The Corporate World
In this episode, the second of three building on Akin Gump's annual Top 10 Topics for Directors report, partner Lauren Leyden discusses the #MeToo movement and its impact on the corporate world.
United States
29 Mar 2019
California Supreme Court Holds That Employee Cannot Bring Wage Claims Against Payroll Service Provider
First, the Court refused to apply the third-party beneficiary doctrine to the employee.
United States
18 Feb 2019
California Case Expands Reporting Time Pay Requirements
On February 4, 2019, in Ward v. Tilly's, Inc., the California Court of Appeal found that reporting time pay is owed for certain "on-call" shifts, where the employee must call in to find out if he or she is needed, but is told not to report to work.
United States
13 Feb 2019
#NotMe: Sex, Reps And Remedies
In 2018, victims and their supporters decried sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
13 Feb 2019
Ninth Circuit Determines That Absence Of Federal Guidance Is No Bar To ADA Claims Challenging Websites And Mobile Apps
The 9th Circuit held that, because a website and mobile app were auxiliary services of a place of public accommodation, they were required to be ADA-compliant.
United States
30 Jan 2019
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2019: #MeToo Movement
More than ever before, boards are confronted with how to respond when allegations of sexual impropriety are made against C-suite or other senior executives.
United States
25 Jan 2019
FAA Issues First National Waiver For Beyond-Visual-Line-Of-Sight Drone Operations
State Farm just announced that it has received "the first national waiver to any company in the U.S. by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)" for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and over people.
United States
16 Jan 2019
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