• 06.17.22

    Mild, Temporary COVID Symptoms Not a FEHA Disability

    A California federal court determined that mild, temporary symptoms of COVID-19 do not qualify as a disability under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, granting summary judgment in favor of an employer.

  • 06.17.22

    State Law Trend: Paid Family Leave

    Coming soon to a state near you: paid family leave, with Delaware and Maryland joining the growing number of jurisdictions to enact new laws.

  • 06.15.22

    Supreme Court Delivers a PAGA Win to Employers

    Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, Case No. 20-1573, regarding California’s ban on Private Attorney General Act representative waivers in employment arbitration agreements.

  • 05.19.22

    Court Strikes Down California’s Board Diversity Mandate

    California’s first-of-its-kind law mandating diversity on boards of directors was declared unconstitutional by a superior court in April.

  • 05.19.22

    California Supreme Court to Consider Employer Liability for Worker’s Wife’s COVID-19

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, has certified two questions to the California Supreme Court about the liability of employers when an employee contracts COVID-19 at work and brings the virus home to a spouse.

  • 05.19.22

    Regulators Consider Employer Use of AI in Employment Decisions

    The legality of the use of artificial intelligence  in employment decision making should be on the radar for employers, as multiple regulators are addressing the issue.

  • 05.19.22

    California Legislature Considers Employment-Related Bills

    The California legislature has several employment-related bills under consideration, including a law that would prohibit discrimination against marijuana users, another that would provide protections for employees with safety concerns and allow them to leave work without notice, and a measure that ...

  • 04.25.22

    Cal/OSHA Issues Revised COVID-19 Workplace Rules

    On Thursday, April 21, 2022, the Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health adopted streamlined COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard regulations after several months of debate regarding whether the state should maintain strict workplace COVID-19 safety ...

  • 04.13.22

    EEOC Releases New Guidance on Caregivers

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released new guidance on caregivers, addressing potential issues that could result in discrimination claims against employers based on caregiver responsibilities.

  • 04.13.22

    Seventh Circuit Signs Off on Termination After FMLA Leave

    An employer with documented evidence of performance issues before an employee took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act did not run afoul of the statute when it terminated the employee upon her return, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held.



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