• 03.24.21

    Equality Act Passes House, Faces Senate

    In the latest demonstration of the employment law priorities of the Biden administration, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, a civil rights bill that would prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, ...

  • 03.24.21

    EEOC 2020: Fewer Charges, Lawsuits—but Increased Recovery

    What was the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) up to in fiscal year 2020?

  • 02.26.21

    Give Us A Break: California Ups The Ante On Meal Period Violations

    On February 25, 2021, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC, holding that (1) employers cannot round time punches in the meal period context, and (2) time records showing noncompliant meal periods raise a rebuttable presumption of meal period violations at ...

  • 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. 

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