• 05.21.21

    Ninth Circuit Sends Statutory Employment Claims to Arbitration

    In a new decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced a standard for when an employee has waived her rights to judicial remedies—and sent the plaintiff’s employment dispute to arbitration.

  • 05.21.21

    SEC Awards $50M to Joint Whistleblowers

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award of more than $50 million to a pair of joint whistleblowers, adding to the highest awards the agency has doled out since the program began in 2012.

  • 05.21.21

    COVID-Related Legislation in California

    In California legislative updates, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 93 into law, requiring that hospitality industry employers offer workers laid off due to COVID-19 positions based on a preference system, while lawmakers continue to debate, in the form of AB 650, a retention bonus for health care ...

  • 05.21.21

    Federal Law Doesn’t Preempt AB 5, Ninth Circuit Rules

    In the latest chapter of the independent contractor or employee saga in California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in California Trucking Ass’n v. Bonta, ruled that federal law doesn’t preempt AB 5, the state law codifying the “ABC test” established by the ...

  • 03.24.21

    Employer Considerations as Reopening Begins

    As states and local jurisdictions begin the process of reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are facing some tough questions.  

  • 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?

  • 02.10.21

    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.

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