• 03.30.22

    California Assemblymember Pulls Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Legislation

    On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, just a day before her bill was slated to be heard in the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) announced that she would hold the bill, which would have required all workers in California—in both the public and private ...

  • 03.16.22

    Sexual Harassment, Assault Claims No Longer Subject to Arbitration Under FAA

    President Joseph Biden has signed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, allowing individuals asserting a claim of sexual harassment or assault to file suit in court despite the existence of a predispute arbitration agreement or class or collective action ...

  • 03.16.22

    Relation Back Doctrine Can Apply to PAGA Claims

    Considering the intersection of the Private Attorneys General Act and the doctrine of relation back, a California appellate panel found that the doctrine can apply to the statute, opening the door to a subsequent employee to move forward with a suit dating back to the date the initial complaint was ...

  • 03.16.22

    Making Things Clear: Pay Transparency Comes to New York

    The most recent trend in employment-related legislation: pay transparency.

  • 03.16.22

    No Jury Right for PAGA Claims

    Does an employee have the right to a jury trial in a PAGA suit? Not according to a recent California appellate panel decision in a suit brought by a cashier at Ralphs Grocery Company.  

  • 03.16.22

    SEC Considers Tweaks to Whistleblower Program

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering changes to its billion-dollar whistleblower program with two amendments.  

  • 02.22.22

    NYS Vaccine Booster Requirement Withdrawn

    On February 18, the New York State Department of Health announced that the enforcement of the health care worker booster requirement under the health care personnel vaccination mandate will not take effect on February 21.

  • 02.16.22

    Convicted Murderer Survives Motion to Dismiss in Hiring Suit

    ​Employers in New York may be liable for the failure to hire a convicted murderer, a federal court judge in the state ruled, refusing to dismiss a proposed class action.

  • 02.16.22

    California Supreme Court Sets Framework for Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

    Answering a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court weighed in on the proper framework for evaluating whistleblower retaliation claims brought pursuant to Labor Code Section 1102.5.

  • 02.16.22

    Notice, Consent Required in New York for Electronic Monitoring

    Pursuant to a new state law, beginning in May, employers in New York must provide prior written notice and obtain consent from new employees about the types of electronic monitoring being used.



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