• 05.23.23

    AI Gets Attention From Federal Agencies

    In a joint statement, the FTC, CFPB, DOJ and EEOC expressed concern about the potential for unlawful discrimination by AI systems and asserted their enforcement authority over civil rights, nondiscrimination, fair competition and consumer protection as they apply to AI.

  • 05.23.23

    Seventh Circuit Takes On Religious Discrimination

    The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of an employer in a religious discrimination case involving a teacher who refused to call transgender students by their chosen names.

  • 05.23.23

    California Lawmakers Consider Employment Bills

    The California Legislature has a record number of proposed bills under consideration, including several employment-related proposals that employers should be cognizant of.

  • 05.11.23

    California Supreme Court Hears Employment Case That May Limit Viking River SCOTUS Opinion

    This week, California’s Supreme Court heard oral argument in Adolph v. Uber Technologies Inc., No. S274671, a case in which the Court is poised to decide whether it will, in effect, overrule part of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting workers’ rights under California’s ...

  • 05.01.23

    Federal Agency Updates From NLRB, CFPB and FTC

    Federal agencies have been busy with employment-related issues recently, with the National Labor Relations Board and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announcing an alliance to address employer surveillance, the Federal Trade Commission taking another action challenging an employer’s ...

  • 05.01.23

    New Federal Laws Protect Pregnant, Breastfeeding Workers

    Pregnant and breastfeeding workers will soon have additional rights under two new federal laws, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act.

  • 05.01.23

    California Appellate Panel Keeps Prop 22 Alive

    In the ongoing litigation over Proposition 22, California’s voter-approved ballot measure that exempted ride-sharing companies from Assembly Bill 5, a state appellate panel affirmed in part a ruling that the proposition is invalid but severed the offending provision to keep the law in effect.

  • 05.01.23

    DOL Weighs In on FMLA

    In a recent bulletin, the Department of Labor provided an important reminder to employers that a remote worker may be eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, while also sharing an opinion letter considering whether an employee may use FMLA leave to limit their work schedule for ...

  • 03.27.23

    FAA Preempts AB 51, Ninth Circuit Holds

    The battle over arbitration in California continues, with a divided panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the state’s Assembly Bill 51, a law that prohibits employers from requiring employees to execute an arbitration agreement as a ...

  • 03.27.23

    NLRB: Confidentiality, Non-Disparagement Provisions Violate NLRA

    Offering an employee a severance agreement that includes confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions runs afoul of Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), a divided National Labor Relations Bureau (NLRB) recently ruled.



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