California has a reputation for employment litigation: it is the state where everyone seems to feel obliged to sue their boss for something.
While some suits have merit and others are understandable, there are suits...more
There is a myth that buyers are protected from employment liabilities arising under prior ownership if there is a broad disclaimer and if it is an asset purchase. Not so. Sure, the “general rule” is that a purchaser of...more
Millennials have been called the “Me, Me, Me Generation” by Time Magazine; “entitled” by just about everyone; and “slackers” by many managers. Yet, this generation — born between 1980 and 1999 — is comprised of 80 million...more
Be Global is a publication by DLA Piper's Global Employment Group, designed to keep you informed on recent developments around the world.
Be Global complements uKNOW, our online international employment, pensions and...more
Despite opposition from the Chamber of Commerce, Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill raising California’s minimum wage for the first time since 2008.
AB 10 amends the California Labor Code, raising the...more
The California Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Leos v. Darden Restaurants, Inc. continues the nationwide trend of courts enforcing arbitration provisions according to their terms.
Continuing the trend established by Downtown LA Motors, where employees paid on a piece rate were required to be paid at least the minimum wage for hours spent waiting to perform work, the California Court of Appeals in...more