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California Public Policy Prohibits Employer Retaliation Based on Mistaken Belief That Employee Engaged in Whistleblowing Activity

In Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ (November 21, 2014) --- Cal. App. 4th ---), the California Fourth District Court of Appeal considered whether California public policy precludes employers from retaliating against...more

12/3/2014 - Appeals Churches Employer Liability Issues Public Policy Religious Schools Retaliation Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers Wrongful Termination

Joe’s Crab Shack Managers Move Forward with Class Action Wage and Hour Misclassification Suit Despite Plaintiffs’ Inability to...

Last week, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed a trial court’s class certification denial in a proposed overtime class action brought by Joe’s Crab Shack managers against the restaurant...more

12/2/2014 - Appeals Class Action Class Certification Misclassification Restaurant Industry Reversal Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Domino’s Pizza is Not Vicariously Liable for Acts of a Franchise Employee Where Domino’s Lacks Control Over Employee, Says...

Domino’s Pizza This week, the California Supreme Court held that Domino’s Pizza was not liable for the torts of an employee of a franchise because Domino’s had no contractual or operational control over the employee. The...more

9/5/2014 - Dominos Employer Liability Issues Fast-Food Industry Franchises Franchisors Vicarious Liability

Car Dealership Employee Fired After Complaining About Fraudulent Warranty Claims May Sue For Wrongful Termination in Violation of...

The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently held that a former car dealership employee’s allegation that he was terminated over his complaints of fraudulent warranty claims was sufficient to support a cause of action for...more

8/28/2014 - Car Dealerships Fraud Hiring & Firing Termination Warranties

Prompt Payment Requirements That Apply to Employees Who Quit Also Apply to Employees Who Retire

California’s Third District Court of Appeal recently concluded that the final wage payment requirements and waiting time penalties prescribed by Labor Code sections 202 and 203 apply not only to employees who quit, but also...more

8/22/2014 - Appeals Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Former Employee Hiring & Firing Labor Code Retirement Wages

Clothing Retailer Cannot Force Arbitration of Wage and Hour Claims Where Agreement Specifically Excluded Matters Within Labor...

In deciding Tilly’s Inc.’s appeal to send a former warehouse employee’s proposed class action to arbitration, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth District of California held that arbitration provisions contained in the...more

8/11/2014 - Arbitration Employee Rights Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Wage and Hour Wages

More Good News for California Employers Who Utilize Employee Arbitration Agreements

On the same day the California Supreme Court upheld an arbitration agreement containing a class action waiver in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation of Los Angeles, LLC, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld employment...more

6/27/2014 - Appeals Bloomingdales Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employment Contract Iskanian Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Nordstrom Inc. Over-Time PAGA Retailers Trucking Industry Unpaid Overtime

2013 Legislative Developments - Reference Guide

In this Reference Guide: - Wage/Hour Legislation - Prevailing Wage Legislation - Anti-Retaliation Legislation - Employee Leave Legislation - Discrimination/Harassment Legislation -...more

11/20/2013 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Background Checks Compliance Criminal Background Checks Discrimination Employer Liability Issues FMLA Harassment Job Applicants OSHA Paid Leave Prevailing Wages Unpaid Leave Wage and Hour Workplace Hazards

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