• 09.20.18

    California Legislature Keeps Employers Busy

    The California legislature did not slow down over the summer months, passing several employment-related bills and sending them to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for a signature.

  • 08.22.18

    Employer Violated ADA by Firing Diabetic Employee

    An employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for terminating a diabetic employee who drank orange juice at the cash register during hypoglycemic episodes, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed.

  • 08.16.18

    California Supreme Court Rejects De Minimis Doctrine

    Answering a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court declared that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) de minimis doctrine does not apply to the state’s wage and hour rules and regulations.

  • 08.09.18

    Fifth Circuit Pins Down Insignia Ban

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, affirmed a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) that a ban on pins violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and held that In-N-Out Burger failed to overcome the presumption that a blanket ban on insignia ...

  • 08.03.18

    New York AG Hits Employer With $120K Fine for Violations

    The New York attorney general settled with an international retailer for violations of both the state and city “ban the box” laws for $120,000 in penalties and costs.

  • 06.27.18

    Employers Score Insurance Coverage From California Supreme Court

    In a victory for employers, the California Supreme Court ordered an insurer to provide coverage to a policyholder facing a negligent hiring, retention and supervision lawsuit.

  • 06.18.18

    Court Rules: PAGA Claim Doesn’t Require Injury

    A Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claim based on the failure to provide and maintain accurate wage statements as required by the California Labor Code does not require proof of injury, a California appellate panel has ruled.

  • 05.31.18

    NLRB: Rulemaking May Be Solution to Joint Employer Standard

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) announced that it is considering rulemaking to address the joint employer standard, launching the internal process necessary and adding the issue to its spring 2018 agenda.

  • 05.16.18

    Decision Provides Successor Liability Warning for Employers

    A federal court sided with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on the question of successor liability with respect to an employer who may now be responsible for alleged actions by its predecessor in a Title VII action. 

  • 05.03.18

    California Makes Seismic Shift With New ‘ABC’ Independent Contractor Test

    In a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (Charles Lee), the California Supreme Court adopted a new legal standard for determining whether workers should be classified as employees or as independent contractors for purposes of California wage orders ...



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