• 02.16.22

    California Court Finds Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable

    An employer’s arbitration agreement was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable, a California appellate panel determined, affirming a trial court’s denial of an employer’s motion to compel arbitration.

  • 01.06.22

    Year in Review: Top 5 Employment Law Developments of 2021

    Employers faced another challenging year in 2021, attempting to keep up with constantly changing regulations and laws addressing the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, while still facing traditional legal issues such as discrimination and worker classification.

  • 12.16.21

    U.S. Supreme Court to Review California’s Ban on PAGA Waivers

    In a major turn of events for California employers, on December 15, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a case that challenges California’s ban on arbitration agreements that limit employees’ right to sue their employers in court on a representative basis under the ...

  • 11.19.21

    Third Circuit Reverses Injunction in Trade Secret Misappropriation Suit

    The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit took on the misappropriation of trade secrets recently, reversing a district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction halting competition by a company’s rival and two of the company’s former employees.

  • 11.19.21

    California’s DFEH Cracks Down on Fair Chance Act Violations

    California employers, beware: The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced a new initiative to crack down on violations of the Fair Chance Act.

  • 11.19.21

    De Minimis Time Must Be Compensated, Tenth Circuit Rules

    Although the unpaid time employees spent booting up their computers was relatively small, it was compensable and the employer failed to establish the practical administrative difficulty of estimating the time at issue.

  • 11.19.21

    AB 5 Survives Challenge From Freelance Writers, Photographers

    Assembly Bill 5 regulates economic activity and not speech, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held, affirming dismissal of a suit brought by freelance writers and photographers challenging the law.

  • 10.14.21

    Court Refuses to Halt Employer’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy

    In one of the first cases involving a request for an injunction against a private employer’s vaccine mandate, a federal court refused to put a stop to the employer’s mandatory vaccination policy.

  • 10.14.21

    California Enacts Multiple Employment Laws

    As the legislative term came to an end in California, several employment-related bills were enacted.

  • 10.14.21

    SEC Hits $1 Billion Milestone

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program hit a big milestone, topping $1 billion in awards in less than a decade (it began in 2012).

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