• 02.10.21

    Biden Administration Flips the Employment Law Script

    Employers should keep a close eye on activities occurring in Washington, D.C., as the change in administration has already brought about a major shift in policy on employment-related issues.

  • 02.10.21

    FFCRA Leave Not Currently Mandatory: What Now?

    What should employers do now that mandated leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020?

  • 02.10.21

    Local California Entities Extend Paid Sick Leave

    While the federal statute providing emergency paid leave during the COVID-19 pandemic remains up in the air, some clarity exists with respect to city and county analogues in the state of California.

  • 02.10.21

    California Supreme Court: Dynamex Applies Retroactively

    The California Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court—where the state’s highest court adopted a new standard that made it more difficult for businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors—applies ...

  • 11.19.20

    Ride-Sharing Companies Drive Home Victory With Ballot Measure

    The battle over how to label workers in the gig economy continues in California, with voters approving a new measure exempting ride-sharing companies from a state law declaring drivers to be employees.

  • 11.19.20

    SEC’s Whistleblower Program Hits New High

    Coming off a record fiscal year (FY) 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower has already set a new record for FY 2021 with a $114 million award.

  • 11.19.20

    PAGA Claim Can’t Be Bifurcated for Arbitration

    A California appellate panel recently held that an employee was not required to arbitrate the question of whether he was an “aggrieved employee” before he could pursue his Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) action against his employer. 

  • 11.19.20

    Employer Can’t Be Sued Over COVID-19 Protections (or Lack Thereof)

    Can an employer be liable for an obligation to provide a certain level of protection against COVID-19 for its workers?

  • 10.15.20

    New Laws for California Employers

    With the clock ticking, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on September 30 several employment-related bills enacted by the California legislature. Below, we highlight some of the new laws employers should begin preparing for.

  • 10.15.20

    Single Use of Racial Epithet by Coworker Insufficient for Suit

    The one-time use of a racial epithet by a coworker was not enough to sustain a hostile work environment suit brought by a former employee of a district attorney’s office, a California appellate court has ruled.

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