Alan Brunswick

Alan Brunswick

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Employment Law

Second Circuit: Inability to Sit for Long Periods Can Trigger ADA Coverage - Why it matters: Can an employee’s inability to sit for a prolonged period of time constitute a disability under the Americans with...more

4/17/2014 - ADA ADEA Arbitration Agreements EEOC Employment Policies Harassment Retirement Plan Title VII

Employment Law

PAGA Suit Belongs in State, Not Federal, Court Says Ninth Circuit - Why it matters: A wage and hour suit brought under California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) belongs in state , not federal , court, the Ninth...more

4/2/2014 - CAFA Compliance EEOC FEHA PAGA Religion Religious Discrimination Social Media Workplace Attire

Employment Law - Mar 05, 2014

Time To Review Severance Agreements - Why it matters: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a complaint against CVS Pharmacy last week. The Illinois federal court suit claims the national chain violated...more

3/5/2014 - Corporate Counsel CVS Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Sarbanes-Oxley Severance Agreements Termination Title VII

Employment Law - Feb 20, 2014

EEOC Stats on Enforcement and Litigation, Plus BOL Reports on Union Numbers - Why it matters: What was the most common type of discrimination charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in fiscal year...more

2/20/2014 - DOL EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Federal Contractors Minimum Wage Retaliation Unions

Employment Law - Feb 06, 2014

The More Things Change: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on “Changing Clothes” - Why it matters: In a unanimous decision – save for a single footnote – the U.S. Supreme Court held that the time spent donning and doffing...more

2/6/2014 - Collective Bargaining FLSA Protective Gear Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions Wage and Hour Workplace Attire

Employment Law -- Jan 22, 2014

EEOC Reports On FY 2013: Charges Down But Recovery Up - Why it matters: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission touted several achievements in its Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2013, from a...more

1/23/2014 - Affirmative Defenses ALJ EEOC First Amendment NLRA

New Law Prohibits Agreements That Pay Nonexempt Employees A Fixed Salary For Fixed Regular And Overtime Hours

On January 1, 2013, AB 2103 went into effect, explicitly overturning the case of Arechiga v. Delores Press, Inc., 192 Cal. App. 4th 567 (2011), and prohibiting compensation agreements that guarantee nonexempt employees a...more

1/14/2013 - Compensation Agreements Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Wage and Hour Wages

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