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[Webinar] Recurring Marijuana Issues in the Workplace in Light of New Legislation - May 24th, 1:00pm EDT

The rise in medical marijuana legislation poses many interesting questions for employers - especially national employers where state laws may differ drastically on this issue. State legislation of the lawful use of cannabis...more

[Webinar] Key Employment Law Issues for Start-ups and Other Small Businesses, Including Relevant California Laws - April 19th,...

While large companies typically have human resources departments or in-house counsel to advise on the myriad of complex employment laws, start-ups and small businesses are often operating in the dark regarding these key...more

Cal/OSHA’s Workplace Violence Rules for Health Care Take Effect April 2017

Effective April 1, 2017, a new California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Standards Board”) regulation at Title 8, Section 3342 requires certain employers in the health care industry to develop and implement...more

[Webinar] New Cal/OSHA Issues That California Employers Must Understand - April 11th, 10:00am PDT

The state of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, is perhaps the most aggressive and enforcement-heavy approved state OSH Program in the nation. California employers face...more

Federal Appeals Court Concludes that Employer Violates Fair Credit Reporting Act by Including Liability Waiver in Mandated...

Employers procuring credit reports for applicants or current employees must navigate exacting disclosure and procedural requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In a question of first impression in the...more

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Validity of Class Action Waivers

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the validity of class action waiver clauses in employment arbitration agreements to resolve a conflict among the federal appellate courts. As our firm has explained in prior blog...more

Trump Taps Fast Food CEO Andrew Puzder for Sec. of Labor: Seismic Shift Coming to DOL Regulatory Agenda

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Andrew Franklin “Andy” Puzder to nominate as his Secretary of Labor, according to Trump’s transition team. Mr. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Hardee’s and...more

Trump Taps Fast Food CEO Andrew Puzder for Sec. of Labor: Seismic Shift Coming to DOL Regulatory Agenda

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Andrew Franklin “Andy” Puzder to nominate as his Secretary of Labor, according to Trump’s transition team. Mr. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Hardee’s and...more

Key New California Employment Laws

Following a flurry of activity in the final days of California’s legislative session, this past month Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law various employment bills addressing everything from state employee pensions to...more

Ninth Circuit Rules that Agreements Precluding Employees from Bringing Class Action Claims Violate Federal Labor Law

In a sweeping ruling with far-reaching implications for California employers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – the federal appellate court for the Western United States – has concluded in Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP that...more

EEOC Issues Revised Proposal to Collect Pay Data from Employers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the publication of its revised proposal to collect pay data through the demographic-related Employer Information Report, otherwise known as the EEO-1...more

[Webinar] Key Cal/OSHA Issues that California Employers Must Understand - July 21st, 4:00 pm EDT

The state of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, is perhaps the most aggressive and enforcement heavy approved state OSH program. Cal/OSHA faces many fewer bureaucratic...more

California Takes Another Stab at Disability Access Reform But Again Falls Short

On May 10, 2016, California Governor Brown signed into law a measure aimed at encouraging small businesses to come into compliance with construction-related access requirements. The law takes effect immediately. The authors...more

The California Supreme Court’s Ruling on Suitable Seating – a Legal and Ergonomics Perspective

A recent California Supreme Court ruling provides crucial new guidance on how courts should weigh the evidence in so-called “suitable seating” cases, which employee litigants are bringing under the state requirement that...more

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