Eric Beane

Eric Beane

DLA Piper

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Workplace policies and class action certification: key takeaways from two California cases

Is the California courts’ pendulum swinging back to a more balanced approached to employment class action certification? In the last two days, two seemingly similar cases were decided with very different results: Koval v....more

1/9/2015 - Class Action Class Certification Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Putative Class Actions Rest and Meal Break Wage and Hour

Accessibility 2.0 – is your company’s website accessible to disabled individuals? 5 practical steps toward compliance

A series of lawsuits over the past few years has made it clear that accessibility under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Unruh Civil Rights Act, an analogous California statute, includes website...more

10/28/2014 - ADA Assistive Technology Civil Rights Act Disability Technology Title III Websites

Man bites dog: recovering attorney’s fees from vexatious employees

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

2/28/2014 - Fee Awards Former Employee Frivolous Lawsuits Nuisance

California extends time to serve a prevailing wage violation assessment on employers

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that extends the deadline to serve a prevailing wage penalty assessment on employers. AB 1336 amends the California Labor Code, extending the 180-day prevailing wage...more

10/16/2013 - Prevailing Wages Public Projects Wages

Darden: continuing the trend of pro-arbitration decisions

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. ...more

6/28/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements FEHA Unconscionable Contracts

California Court of Appeal: rest periods must be separately compensated for employees paid on a piece rate

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

6/4/2013 - Collective Bargaining Minimum Wage Piece-Rate Pay Wages

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