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Commission-Based Employees in California Must Receive Separate Pay for Rest Breaks

Last week, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture, LLC, Case No. B269657, the California Court of Appeal decided that hourly employees that are exclusively compensated on a commission basis must also be separately paid for...more

Unexpected Affirmative Action News: The U.S. Supreme Court Affirms that Universities and Colleges May Continue to Use Race as a...

On June 23, 2016, in Fisher v. University of Texas et al., (“Fisher II”), the United States Supreme Court voted 4-3 to uphold the limited use of race in college and university admissions. The result was somewhat surprising...more

50 for 50: Five Decades of the Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 36: “Family Status” Is Not a Protected...

Family status discrimination (“FSD”) is an increasingly recognized term that refers to discrimination against employees on the basis of their caregiving responsibilities, including those that actively participate in providing...more

50 for 50: Five Decades of the Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 15: Affirmative Action For Federal...

Within months of signing Title VII into law, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11246 on September 24, 1965, establishing requirements for ensuring non-discriminatory practices on four grounds (race, color,...more

California Expands Paid Family Leave Law

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 770, which permits workers to take paid family leave to care for an expanded set of seriously ill relatives. Existing law, under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”),...more

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