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Court Strikes Down Obama Administration Overtime Rule

On Aug. 31, 2017, a federal court in Texas struck down the Obama-era Department of Labor rule that would have significantly expanded overtime eligibility by more than doubling the salary threshold under the Fair Labor...more

Calif. High Court OKs Discovery of Employee Contact Info Based on Filing of PAGA Suit

On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court handed down a decision in a long-running dispute in wage and hour litigation regarding whether employers must disclose employees’ names and contact information. In its first...more

California Supreme Court Clarifies State “Day of Rest” Requirements

On May 8, 2017, in Mendoza v. Nordstrom Inc., the California Supreme Court clarified California’s 80-year-old laws entitling employees to a “day of rest” and generally prohibiting employers from “causing” employees to work...more

California Court Foils Attempt to Avoid Prohibition on Pre-Dispute Jury Waivers

While most states permit parties to waive the right to a jury trial by contract before a dispute arises, the California Supreme Court held over a decade ago that California is not one of them. Recently, a California court...more

On-Call Rest Breaks Violate California Law

On Dec. 22, 2016, the California Supreme Court ruled in Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc. that an employer’s policy requiring employees to remain “on call” during paid rest breaks violated state law. This...more

Los Angeles Continues Municipal Trend and Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On July 1, 2016, Los Angeles introduced its own paid sick leave ordinance as part of the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance. The requirements of this ordinance are in addition to California’s state-wide paid sick leave...more

Court Places CA Piece-Rate Pay Statute’s July 1 “Safe Harbor” Filing Deadline on Hold

On June 30, 2016, Judge Jeffrey Hamilton of the California Superior Court in Fresno County granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing the enforcement of various aspects of California’s new piece-rate pay statute,...more

New California FEHA Regulations Impose Additional Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Requirements on Employers

On April 1, 2016, new amended regulations promulgated under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) will take effect, and they cover a range of topics. Some of the key provisions include: - new...more

California's Equal Pay Act Amended to Provide Additional Protections for Workers Against Gender-Based Wage Differentials

On Oct. 6, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 358 (SB 358), amending California’s Equal Pay Act (CEPA) to make it easier for workers to discover and prove the existence of unlawful gender-based...more

Urgency Legislation Clarifies California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

As discussed in our prior article, the recently enacted Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 requires employers to provide paid sick leave to California employees who work in California for 30 or more days within...more

EEOC Set to Roll Out Digital Charge Pilot Program Starting May 1

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is rolling out a new Digital Charge System Pilot Program in several cities across the country as part of its overall strategic plan to digitize all of its records....more

Philadelphia’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: Promoting Healthy Families Workplace Ordinance

Starting on May 13, 2015, companies operating in Philadelphia will be required to provide sick time to employees pursuant to the Promoting Families Workplace Ordinance, which was passed into law on Feb. 12, 2015....more

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