Mandana Massoumi

Mandana Massoumi

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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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

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