• 06.15.22

    Supreme Court Delivers a PAGA Win to Employers

    Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, Case No. 20-1573, regarding California’s ban on Private Attorney General Act representative waivers in employment arbitration agreements.

  • 04.25.22

    Cal/OSHA Issues Revised COVID-19 Workplace Rules

    On Thursday, April 21, 2022, the Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health adopted streamlined COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard regulations after several months of debate regarding whether the state should maintain strict workplace COVID-19 safety ...

  • 01.26.22

    California on Track to Bring Back COVID-19 Sick Leave Pay

    Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced they had reached an agreement to restore California’s requirement that businesses provide supplemental paid sick leave for employees impacted by COVID-19.

  • 01.26.22

    OSHA Withdraws COVID-19 Vaccinate-or-Test ETS—Now What?

    On January 25, 2022, OSHA announced its decision to withdraw the vaccination, testing and face covering emergency temporary standard issued on November 5 and effective January 26.

  • 01.13.22

    Supreme Court Blocks Employer Vaccine-or-Test Mandate but Proceeds With Health Care Vaccine Mandate

    Today the Supreme Court issued a stay of OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test emergency temporary standard, blocking the ETS from taking effect.

  • 01.06.22

    Year in Review: Top 5 Employment Law Developments of 2021

    Employers faced another challenging year in 2021, attempting to keep up with constantly changing regulations and laws addressing the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, while still facing traditional legal issues such as discrimination and worker classification.

  • 12.20.21

    Breaking News: Court Lifts Stay on OSHA ETS Vaccine Mandate

    Late on Friday, December 17, 2021, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ended the Fifth Circuit’s stay of OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which applies to employers with 100+ employees

  • 12.16.21

    U.S. Supreme Court to Review California’s Ban on PAGA Waivers

    In a major turn of events for California employers, on December 15, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a case that challenges California’s ban on arbitration agreements that limit employees’ right to sue their employers in court on a representative basis under the ...

  • 12.15.21

    California Issues New Indoor Mask Mandate

    On Monday, December 13, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health announced a renewed mask mandate for all indoor settings.

  • 11.08.21

    Top Takeaways from OSHA’s New Employer Vaccination Rules

    On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued its hotly anticipated emergency temporary standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to implement vaccination and testing programs.

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