• 12.12.16

    Voters Embrace Minimum Wage Increases, Legalized Marijuana

    While employers wait to see the impact of Donald Trump's forthcoming presidency, voters made their feelings clear on two employment-related issues: minimum wage and marijuana.

  • 10.10.16

    Employers Can’t Arbitrate Any Issues Related to PAGA Claim

    The California Supreme Court’s decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles forecloses an employer’s ability to require a worker to arbitrate a threshold issue of standing to bring a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claim, a state appellate panel recently ruled.

  • 09.27.16

    California Appellate Court Moves Associational Disability Claims Forward

    Recognizing associational disability claims, a California appellate panel ruled that an employee's claim for disability discrimination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) can move forward.

  • 09.08.16

    Ninth Circuit Sides With NLRB on Class Waivers

    Siding with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals pushed the question of whether it violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to require employees to sign agreements precluding them from bringing concerted legal claims in any forum one step closer to ...

  • 08.26.16

    Arbitrator Or Judge? California Supreme Court Weighs in

    Yet again, the California Supreme Court considered arbitration in the context of an employment agreement, this time reflecting on whether a judge or an arbitrator should decide whether class arbitration is available where the agreement is silent on the matter.

  • 06.30.16

    LA Doubles Down on Sick Leave, Minimum Wage Increase

    Already facing new California employment-related requirements—including the adoption of mandatory sick leave and an uptick in the minimum wage—Los Angeles employers now have an added wrinkle to deal with.

  • 06.17.16

    California Considers Extending Fair Pay Act to Race, Ethnicity

    Reflecting the nationwide trend of pay equity, a new bill under consideration by California legislators would extend the state's Fair Pay Act (FPA) to include protections for race and ethnicity.

  • 06.06.16

    OSHA's Electronic Submission Rule Finalized

    Three years in the making, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) finalized a new rule mandating the electronic submission of injury and illness data from employers.

  • 05.19.16

    Labor Department Issues Final Amendments to Overtime Exemptions

    On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor issued publicly its long-awaited final regulations updating the "White Collar" exemptions to the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • 05.18.16

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law

    Passed by an overwhelming majority of the federal legislature, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) became law with President Barack Obama's signature on May 11, 2016.