Elizabeth Lewis

Elizabeth Lewis

Cooley LLP

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San Francisco's "Ban the Box" Ordinance Limits Criminal Checks by Private Employers

The Ordinance covers applicants and employees who would be or are performing work, in whole or in substantial part, in the city and county of San Francisco (including temporary, seasonal and part-time work, as well as work...more

8/14/2014 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Job Applicants

California Supreme Court Limits the Use of California's Commissioned Salesperson Exemption

The California Supreme Court recently released an important decision regarding California's "commissioned salesperson" exemption. To qualify for this exemption to California's overtime laws, an employee must: (1) earn at...more

8/13/2014 - Employee Rights Minimum Wage Over-Time Sales Commissions Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Wages

OFCCP Releases Proposal Requiring Contractors to Disclose Compensation Data Annually

On August 6, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requiring federal contractors and subcontractors with 100 or more employees to submit an annual equal...more

8/11/2014 - Audits Barack Obama EEO-1 Equal Pay Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors OFCCP Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements Rulemaking Process Subcontractors

Executive Order May Block Contractors with Labor Violations from Receiving Federal Contracts

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (“Executive Order”) that requires contractors to (1) disclose recent violations of various workplace laws before being awarded federal...more

8/4/2014 - ADA ADEA Arbitration Agreements Barack Obama Corporate Counsel Davis-Bacon Act DOL Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors FLSA FMLA Independent Contractors NLRA Notice Requirements OSHA Rehabilitation Act Service Contract Act Subcontractors Title VII Wage and Hour

California Supreme Court Upholds Use of Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements, But PAGA Claims May Not Be...

In a prior Alert dated June 11, 2012, we reported on a California appellate court decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC ("Iskanian"), which upheld the use of class and representative action waivers in...more

7/30/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Federal Arbitration Act Hiring & Firing Iskanian PAGA Trucking Industry

OFCCP Announces Timeline for Issuing Proposed Rules on President Obama’s Compensation Agenda

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) plans to issue proposed rules implementing President Obama’s recent executive actions on the compensation practices of federal contractors. ...more

6/3/2014 - Contractors Discrimination Equal Pay Executive Orders Federal Contractors OFCCP Retaliation Sex Discrimination

President Obama Takes Executive Action Reinforcing the Regulatory Agenda on Investigating Federal Contractors’ Compensation...

In recognition of National Pay Equity Day, President Obama took two executive actions on April 8, 2014 to continue his pay equity agenda: (1) President Obama signed Executive Order on Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of...more

4/10/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Barack Obama DOL Equal Pay Executive Orders Federal Contractors Minimum Wage NLRA NPRM OFCCP Subcontractors

OFCCP’s Final Rules for Veterans and Disabled Become Effective

On March 24, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (“OFCCP’s”) final rules for individuals with disabilities under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and for veterans under the Vietnam Era Veterans’...more

3/26/2014 - Affirmative Action OFCCP Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

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