Laura Izon Powell

Laura Izon Powell

Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard

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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

Pharmacy Manager Fails To Prove Kaiser Had Actual Or Constructive Notice That He Was Working Off-The-Clock

In an appeal from summary judgment, a non-exempt Outpatient Pharmacy Manager (“OPM”) for Kaiser contended that the trial court erroneously held his proffered evidence insufficient to create a triable issue as to whether...more

5/29/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Healthcare Kaiser Permanente Pharmacies Wage and Hour Wages

Donning and Doffing Protective Gear Constitutes ‘Changing Clothes’ for Purposes of the FLSA

In a unanimous opinion, the United States Supreme Court held in Sandifer et al., v. United States Steel Corp., 571 U.S. __ (January 27, 2014) that the time employees spent “donning and doffing” protective gear was not...more

2/5/2014 - Collective Bargaining FLSA Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions Wage and Hour Workplace Attire

Skilled Laborers May Proceed In Class Action Lawsuit For Alleged Overtime And Meal And Rest Break Violations

A group of skilled laborers brought a class action lawsuit claiming that they had been wrongfully classified as independent contractors and denied overtime pay and meal and rest breaks. The court of appeal held that the...more

2/4/2013 - Appeals Class Action Class Certification Commonality Independent Contractors Misclassification Over-Time Rest and Meal Break Skilled Laborers Wage and Hour

Timekeeping Policy That Rounds Employees’ Time To Nearest Tenth Of An Hour Is Permissible Under California Law Provided That The...

A court of appeal recently concluded that California law does not prohibit the application of a federal regulation that allows employers to compute employees’ work time by using a nearest-tenth rounding method as long as the...more

12/10/2012 - DOL Rounding Wage and Hour

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