• 02.29.24

    PAGA Claims Can’t Be Tossed on Manageability Grounds

    Do trial courts have the inherent authority to dismiss a claim under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) on the grounds of manageability?

  • 02.29.24

    Ninth Circuit Affirms California Supreme Court’s Take on Viking River

    The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applied the California Supreme Court’s interpretation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the intersection of the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims and arbitration in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana.

  • 02.28.24

    DOL’s Independent Contractor Rule Set for March

    On March 11, 2024, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule on the standard for determining who is an employee and who is an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is set to take effect.

  • 02.09.24

    California’s Valentine’s Day Surprise: Chocolates, Flowers and . . . Noncompete Notices?

    While you’re making reservations and buying flowers for Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to check your company’s confidentiality, non-solicitation and noncompete agreements for violations of California law. 

  • 12.22.23

    NLRB Delays New Joint Employer Rule

    Facing legal challenges, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has pushed out the effective date of its new joint employer rule.

  • 12.22.23

    First, Sixth Circuits Affirm Dismissal of ADA Claims

    Considering the termination of a high school teacher who underwent hip surgery and the refusal of a hospital to allow a nursing student’s service dog, the U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Sixth Circuits, both affirmed dismissal of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases.

  • 12.22.23

    Ninth Circuit to Hear AB 5 Challenge En Banc

    In the latest chapter of the saga of California’s Assembly Bill 5, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a panel decision finding that the law violated the Equal Protection Clause and granted rehearing en banc.

  • 12.22.23

    New NY Laws for the New Year

    New York employers are facing several major changes in employment law, including a ban on nondisclosure clauses in settlement agreements of discrimination, retaliation or harassment claims, the addition of new categories of protected classes, and an extended statute of limitations for ...

  • 12.22.23

    California Appeals Court Tosses Pro Se PAGA Suit

    A pro se Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) plaintiff was engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, a California appellate court held in an unpublished decision, affirming dismissal of the action.

  • 11.16.23

    NLRB Finalizes Joint Employer Rule

    After several years – and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that received more than 13,000 comments – the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its final rule on the Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  



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