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Employment Law - Oct 2014 #2

EEOC Sues Over Transgender Discrimination - Why it matters: In its first cases alleging bias against transgender employees, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against a Florida eye clinic and a...more

10/20/2014 - Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues IRS NLRB Reasonable Accommodation Religious Discrimination SCOTUS Social Media Policy Title VII Transgender Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Employment Law - Oct 2014

The Need to Correctly Classify Employees - Why it matters: Providing a $1.25 million lesson in the importance of correctly classifying employees, the Oakland Raiders settled a lawsuit brought by the team’s cheerleading...more

10/2/2014 - Employer Liability Issues FMLA Football Job Descriptions Misclassification New Legislation Oakland Raiders Training Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Workplace Bullying

Employment Law: Sep 2014

California Enacts Paid Sick Leave - Why it matters: Employers in California must now provide three paid sick days per year for workers, pursuant to a new law going into effect on July 1, 2015. The controversial...more

9/19/2014 - Ban the Box Cell Phones Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues FedEx Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Job Applicants Misclassification New Legislation NLRB Paid Leave Reimbursements Same-Sex Marriage Sick Leave

Employment Law: August 2014

California Supreme Court Weighs In On Commission Wages - Why it matters: Employers in California that pay commission wages should familiarize themselves with a new decision from the California Supreme Court limiting...more

8/7/2014 - ADA Disability EEOC Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Sales Commissions Wage and Hour Wages

Employment Law - July 2014 #2

High Court’s Fall Docket Includes Major Employment Issues - Why it matters: While the 2013-2014 U.S. Supreme Court term may be over, the justices have granted certiorari in two major employment cases slated for the...more

7/24/2014 - ADA Certiorari Disability Disability Discrimination EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FEHA Mining NLRA NLRB

Employment Law - July 2014

Recess Is Over: Supreme Court Strikes NLRB Appointments - Why it matters: Striking a blow to the President and the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Supreme Court held that three recess appointments made by...more

7/10/2014 - ADA Canning v NLRB Disability Disability Discrimination Employee Benefits Employer Liability Issues Facebook LGBT NLRA NLRB Recess Appointments Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS

NEWS ALERT: California Supreme Court Issues Mixed Bag Decision Re: Class and Representative Waivers in Employment Arbitration...

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, Inc. The Court upheld the general enforceability of class waivers in mandatory employment arbitration...more

6/24/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Gentry Iskanian

Employment Law - June 2014

Appellate Court Tosses Employee’s Seating Suit - Why it matters: An employer won a rare victory in a suitable seating case when a California appellate court affirmed summary judgment in a suit brought by a sample...more

6/11/2014 - Class Action Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Minimum Wage NLRB OSHA Seating Wage and Hour Wages

Employment Law - June 2014

California Supreme Court Strikes Down $15 Million Employee Class Action Win and Orders Decertification in Duran V. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n - Why it matters: On May 29, 2014, the California Supreme Court unanimously...more

6/3/2014 - Arbitration Agreements Banks Class Action Class Certification Confidentiality Agreements Decertify Employee Rights Exempt-Employees FMLA Officers Restrictive Covenants Technology U.S. Bank National Association

Employment Law - May 2014

Telecommuting May Constitute A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA - Why it matters: Telecommuting may constitute a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...more

5/15/2014 - ADA Appeals Apple Arbitration eBay EEOC Employer Liability Issues Google Hiring & Firing Intel Intuit Pixar Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

Employment Law

California Employers Face Rise In PAGA Suits - Why it matters: California employers are facing a proliferation of suits filed under the State’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA): new data reveals that the number of...more

4/30/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FMLA NLRA NLRB PAGA

Employment Law

Second Circuit: Inability to Sit for Long Periods Can Trigger ADA Coverage - Why it matters: Can an employee’s inability to sit for a prolonged period of time constitute a disability under the Americans with...more

4/17/2014 - ADA ADEA Arbitration Agreements EEOC Employment Policies Harassment Retirement Plan Title VII

Employment Law

PAGA Suit Belongs in State, Not Federal, Court Says Ninth Circuit - Why it matters: A wage and hour suit brought under California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) belongs in state , not federal , court, the Ninth...more

4/2/2014 - CAFA Compliance EEOC FEHA PAGA Religion Religious Discrimination Social Media Workplace Attire

Employment Law - Mar 05, 2014

Time To Review Severance Agreements - Why it matters: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a complaint against CVS Pharmacy last week. The Illinois federal court suit claims the national chain violated...more

3/5/2014 - Corporate Counsel CVS Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Sarbanes-Oxley Severance Agreements Termination Title VII

Employment Law - Feb 20, 2014

EEOC Stats on Enforcement and Litigation, Plus BOL Reports on Union Numbers - Why it matters: What was the most common type of discrimination charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in fiscal year...more

2/20/2014 - DOL EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Federal Contractors Minimum Wage Retaliation Unions

Employment Law - Feb 06, 2014

The More Things Change: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on “Changing Clothes” - Why it matters: In a unanimous decision – save for a single footnote – the U.S. Supreme Court held that the time spent donning and doffing...more

2/6/2014 - Collective Bargaining FLSA Protective Gear Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions Wage and Hour Workplace Attire

Employment Law -- Jan 22, 2014

EEOC Reports On FY 2013: Charges Down But Recovery Up - Why it matters: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission touted several achievements in its Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2013, from a...more

1/23/2014 - Affirmative Defenses ALJ EEOC First Amendment NLRA

California Supreme Court Upholds “Mixed Motive” Defense in Employment Discrimination Cases

In a long-awaited ruling issued Thursday, February 7, 2013, the California Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeal's decision overturning a damages verdict against the City of Santa Monica, finding that employers may...more

2/11/2013 - Discrimination Harris v City of Santa Monica Hiring & Firing Mixed Motive Cases Pregnancy Discrimination Sex Discrimination Termination

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