• 02.27.17

    Ninth Circuit Sends Employment Dispute to Arbitration

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sent an employment dispute to arbitration this week, reversing a denial of the employer's motion to compel arbitration.

  • 02.10.17

    President Taps New Heads for Federal Employment Agencies

    President Donald J. Trump appointed new leaders for the federal employment agencies during his busy first few days in office, tapping Victoria A. Lipnic as Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Philip A. Miscimarra to lead the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

  • 01.27.17

    Supreme Court to Decide Validity of Class Action Waivers

    After multiple petitions, and amidst a broadening split of the federal appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month to decide whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements in the employment context violate the National Labor Relations Act.

  • 01.18.17

    California: On-Duty, On-Call Rest Periods Violate State Law

    Ruling in a closely watched case, the California Supreme Court declared that on-duty and on-call rest periods violate state law.

  • 12.15.16

    New EEOC Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

    For the first time in more than a decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new guidance on national origin discrimination.

  • 12.12.16

    Voters Embrace Minimum Wage Increases, Legalized Marijuana

    While employers wait to see the impact of Donald Trump's forthcoming presidency, voters made their feelings clear on two employment-related issues: minimum wage and marijuana.

  • 11.22.16

    AARP Challenges EEOC’s Wellness Program Regulations

    The AARP filed suit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in D.C. federal court, requesting an injunction to halt the implementation of the EEOC’s new wellness program regulations.

  • 11.03.16

    California Employers Have Special Obligations on Election Day

    Next Tuesday our nation goes to the polls in what pundits expect will be record numbers. California employers have special obligations on Election Day to allow employees sufficient time to vote. Employers should ensure that they have a full understanding of and plan for responding appropriately to ...

  • 10.25.16

    California Employers Face New Laws

    Employers in California will be facing some new laws in the coming months as Governor Jerry Brown signed several employment-related bills on the last day of the legislative session.

  • 10.10.16

    Employers Can’t Arbitrate Any Issues Related to PAGA Claim

    The California Supreme Court’s decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles forecloses an employer’s ability to require a worker to arbitrate a threshold issue of standing to bring a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claim, a state appellate panel recently ruled.



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