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New York Employers: Prepare For Changes To Harassment, Discrimination And Equal Rights Laws
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on August 12 signed into law new legislation expanding employee protections against discrimination and harassment
United States
15 Aug 2019
New California Law Requires Representation Of Women On Public Company Boards
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Sept. 30 that requires publicly held companies headquartered in California to include women directors on their board of directors.
United States
5 Oct 2018
Grubhub Prevails In Driver Classification Case, Ruling Offers Insights For On-Demand Economy
In a long-awaited decision, a San Francisco federal judge ruled that GrubHub properly classified a delivery driver as an independent contractor.
United States
27 Feb 2018
California Supreme Court Clarifies Day-of-Rest Obligation For Non-Exempt Employees
In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court recently provided much needed guidance about a non-exempt employee's entitlement to a day of rest in a workweek.
United States
23 Aug 2017
California Supreme Court Opens Discovery For Plaintiffs In Labor Code PAGA Actions
The California Supreme Court, in Williams v. Marshalls of California, expanded the scope of information plaintiffs can obtain from employers in Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act actions.
United States
23 Aug 2017
Fenwick Employment Brief - Spring 2017 Update
The City of San Francisco has issued helpful guidance regarding its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance
United States
2 May 2017
Fenwick Employment Brief - Winter 2017 Update
In the latter half of 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed numerous bills into law. Below is a summary of those laws that will affect California employers in 2017 and beyond.
United States
24 Jan 2017
Federal Minimum Salary Increases For Exempt Workers Take Effect December 1, 2016
In reviewing pay practices, employers should also be mindful that state law may differ, at times providing greater protections to employees, and comply with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
United States
22 Nov 2016
Employer Wellness Programs – New Rules On Collection Of Confidential Health Information
To provide additional guidance for employers, on June 16, 2016, the EEOC posted a sample notice to assist employers who have wellness programs in complying with their new obligations.
United States
9 Nov 2016
Employment Alert: Ninth Circuit Nixes Employee Class And Collective Action Waivers, Calling Into Question Future Viability Of Employment Arbitration
Mandatory employment arbitration agreements suffered a significant blow last week, when the Ninth Circuit found illegal and unenforceable a class and collective action waiver requiring employees to arbitrate their claims individually.
United States
6 Sep 2016
Fact Investigation Conducted By Outside Counsel Privileged Despite No Legal Advice Provided
Employers should carefully consider how they handle investigations by outside counsel and non-attorneys in light of a California appellate court decision in City of Petaluma v. the Superior Court of Sonoma County.
United States
9 Aug 2016
New FEHA Regulations Impose Additional Policy And Training Requirements On Employers
Employers should review their applicable policies and training practices for compliance with new California Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations that went into effect this year.
United States
8 Aug 2016
DOL And DFEH Issue New Workplace Posters
Companies should check to ensure that they have the most updated versions of required employment posters posted in their workplaces.
United States
8 Aug 2016
New York State Paid Family Leave Law Enacted And Effective In 2018
In addition to San Francisco, employers with New York operations should begin thinking about their parental leave policies in light of a new law providing up to twelve weeks of partially paid family leave.
United States
8 Aug 2016
San Francisco Employers Must Provide Paid Parental Leave To Employees
San Francisco employers with twenty or more employees should review their parental leave policies in light of the new city ordinance.
United States
8 Aug 2016
Employment Alert: DOL Increases Minimum Salary For Exempt Workers
Last week, the federal Department of Labor ("DOL") announced its long-awaited final rule increasing the minimum salary requirements for certain exempt workers.
United States
27 May 2016
The UK Modern Slavery Act And Supply Chain Responsibility
We wanted to make you aware of a recent legal development regarding supply chain-related human trafficking that may increase your company's compliance burdens...
25 Jan 2016
Ninth Circuit Sides With EEOC's Demand For Employee Contact Information
Damiana Ochoa filed a charge with the EEOC for pregnancy discrimination against McLane Company, for whom she worked at a subsidiary as a cigarette selector.
United States
23 Dec 2015
Bag Checks For Apple Employees Not Compensable Time
Apple Inc. recently convinced a California federal district court to dismiss a certified class action alleging that Apple had a legal duty to pay store workers for time spent on bag checks at the end of shifts.
United States
23 Dec 2015
Game Of Phones: Employer-Issued Smartphones And Employee Fifth Amendment Protections
In a world where employer-issued smartphones are increasingly commonplace and used to conduct critical business in real-time, the Huang decision poses new challenges...
United States
20 Nov 2015
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