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.
What were the five biggest employment law developments in 2019?
A California federal court decertified a class of millions of Walmart employees after concluding that the named plaintiffs lacked Article III standing to bring their challenge to the employer’s use of background checks.
The diminution of an employee’s duties can constitute an adverse employment action in violation of Title VII, a New York federal court recently held in a case involving an African-American medical doctor.