AB 51 was signed into law on October 10, 2019, and purported to outlaw the use of mandatory arbitration agreements in employment claims related to the Fair Employment and Housing Act or the Labor Code.
As 2019 winds down, employers should keep an eye on the five biggest employment law trends for 2020.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit was not persuaded that because marijuana remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), an employer was absolved of the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
An arbitrator could bind absent class members to a Title VII and Equal Pay Act (EPA) class action where the plaintiffs all signed arbitration agreements that consented to the arbitrator’s authority, the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled.
Advocating for nonemployees does not qualify for protection under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), a three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently determined.
With the New Year approaching, so too are a legion of enhanced workplace protections.
As “whistleblower” issues pervade national headlines, lawmakers in some jurisdictions, including New York, have recently sought to expand existing whistleblower protections.
The constitutionality of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) continues to make headlines, with recent decisions out of Delaware and Massachusetts, as well as a certiorari petition submitted to the Supreme Court.
Applying a seven-factor test, a Washington federal court found that the defendant didn’t “make” or “initiate” text messages for purposes of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) liability.
One of the many new laws enacted in California at the end of the most recent legislative session included the Consumer Call Protection Act.