Allison Riechert Giese

Allison Riechert Giese

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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De Minimis Defense Closes Shop on Starbucks Barista’s Off-the-Clock Claim in the Central District of California

On March 7, 2014, Judge Feess of the Central District of California granted Defendant Starbucks’ motion for summary judgment on Plaintiff’s proposed class claims for unpaid wages under the California Labor Code. Plaintiff...more

3/26/2014 - Affirmative Defenses De Minimis Claims Starbucks Wage and Hour Wages

Employers Beware: You May be Liable for Your Employees’ Tortious Off-Duty Conduct during Their Commutes

In Moradi v. Marsh USA, Inc., the California Court of Appeal concluded that employees who are required to use their personal vehicles to travel to and from the office and make other work-related trips during the day are...more

9/24/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Off-Duty Employees Respondeat Superior Vicarious Liability

The High Cost of Hiring Unpaid Interns

Given the difficulty of finding a job in today’s economy, unpaid internships are becoming increasingly popular, particularly for students looking to gain resume-boosting experience....more

6/26/2013 - Class Action FLSA Fox Searchlight Pictures Minimum Wage Unpaid Interns Wages

Three More States Hop on the Social Media Legislation Bandwagon

Act 1480, signed by Governor Mike Beebe on April 22, 2013, prohibits an Arkansas employer from requiring or requesting a current or prospective employee to (1) disclose his or her username or password for a personal social...more

4/30/2013 - Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Passwords Social Media

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