Andrew Sommer

Andrew Sommer

Conn Maciel Carey LLP

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[Webinar] New Cal/OSHA Issues That California Employers Must Understand - April 11th, 1:00pm 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

3/21/2017 - Cal-OSHA Employer Liability Issues Risk Management Webinars Workplace Safety

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

3/3/2017 - Background Checks Disclosure Requirements Employer Liability Issues FCRA Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

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

1/27/2017 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Collective Actions Ernst & Young Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Murphy Oil USA NLRA NLRB SCOTUS

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

12/19/2016 - DOL Enforcement Actions FLSA Labor Law Violations OSHA Trump Administration Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

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

12/15/2016 - DOL FLSA Secretary of Labor Trump Administration Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

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

9/29/2016 - Governor Brown Over-Time Severance Agreements Wage and Hour

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

8/30/2016 - Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act NLRA PAGA

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

7/14/2016 - Comment Period Data Collection DOL EEO-1 EEOC Pay Discrimination Reporting Requirements Wage and Hour

[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

7/7/2016 - Administrative Appeals Citations Employer Liability Issues Federal v State Law Application Health and Safety Heat Exposure Labor Law Violations OSHA Reporting Requirements Webinars Workplace Investigations Workplace Safety

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

6/2/2016 - Accessibility Rules Governor Brown Public Accommodation Small Business

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

4/19/2016 - CA Supreme Court CVS Employer Liability Issues JPMorgan Chase PAGA Suitable Seats Lawsuits Wage and Hour Working Conditions Workplace Safety

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