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.
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.
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.
As the legislative term came to an end in California, several employment-related bills were enacted.
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).
The retroactive application of Dynamex may permit a Grubhub driver’s suit alleging he was misclassified as an independent contractor, according to a new decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Sending a strong message of enforcement and the potential consequences for violations of the National Labor Relations Act, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board issued a pair of memos to its Regions encouraging the use of “every possible tool” in seeking remedies.
In a victory for an employer, a California appellate panel affirmed an order to compel arbitration of a wage claim in a dispute against a mortgage company.
The U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, rejected “paramour preference” claims under Title VII, affirming summary judgment in favor of an employer and following the other federal appellate courts.
The long-running battle over the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees in California continues, with a trial court judge striking down Proposition 22 and an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to consider Assembly Bill 5.