• 02.04.15

    No Class Action Waivers on PAGA Claims: With Cert Denial, California’s Iskanian Decision Stands

    It’s official: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the California Supreme Court’s decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles.

  • 01.23.15

    U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Not Compensable

    In a closely watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that the time spent by workers undergoing security screenings is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because it was not “integral and ...

  • 12.10.14

    California Jury Awards Record $185M Verdict to Female Employee

    A California jury made national headlines and terrified employers across the country when it awarded $185 million in punitive damages (and less than $1 million in compensatories) to a female employee who alleged gender and pregnancy discrimination against AutoZone.

  • 11.26.14

    EEOC’s Wellness Challenge Feeling Under the Weather

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) efforts to challenge employer wellness programs hit a snag when a federal court judge in Minnesota denied the agency’s request for an injunction against Honeywell International.

  • 11.12.14

    State Voters Pass Paid Sick Leave, Wage Increases

    The polls have closed and the votes are in: the midterm elections will have a significant impact on employers across the country as voters in multiple states embraced recent trends with regard to paid sick leave and increases in minimum wage.

  • 10.29.14

    DOL Grants Could Signal More Misclassification Actions

    Employers have faced a tidal wave of litigation over the alleged misclassification of employees as independent contractors, with workers ranging from FedEx drivers to National Football League cheerleaders challenging their status.

  • 10.17.14

    EEOC Sues Over Transgender Discrimination

    In its first cases alleging bias against transgender employees, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against a Florida eye clinic and a Michigan funeral home.

  • 10.01.14

    The Need to Correctly Classify Employees

    Providing a $1.25 million lesson in the importance of correctly classifying employees, the Oakland Raiders settled a lawsuit brought by the team’s cheerleading squad, the Raiderettes.

  • 09.18.14

    California Enacts Paid Sick Leave

    Employers in California must now provide three paid sick days per year for workers, pursuant to a new law going into effect on July 1, 2015.

  • 08.06.14

    California Supreme Court Weighs In On Commission Wages

    Employers in California that pay commission wages should familiarize themselves with a new decision from the California Supreme Court limiting payroll choices.



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