Michael Westheimer

Michael Westheimer

Buchalter Nemer

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U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review of Restrictions on Federal Agency Rulemaking in Mortgage Loan Officer Overtime Case

In our July 2013 alert, we reported on a federal appellate court ruling in Mortgage Bankers Association v. Harris. Mortgage Bankers Association challenged a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) 2010 opinion letter in support of...more

7/24/2014 - Administrative Procedure Act Appeals Classification DOL Employer Liability Issues Loan Officer Misclassification Morgage Bankers Association Opinion Letter Over-Time SCOTUS Wage and Hour

California Supreme Court Rules that Employers Are Entitled to Include Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

In a welcome development for California businesses, the California Supreme Court issued a favorable ruling on June 23, 2014, holding that California law permits employers to require employees to sign arbitration agreements...more

7/9/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian Mandatory Arbitration Clauses PAGA Trucking Industry

"Ban the Box" and Beyond: San Francisco Joins Growing List of Jurisdictions Restricting Employment-Related Criminal Record...

A nationwide “ban the box” movement seeks to restrict criminal history information that employers can obtain or use for employment purposes. The movement derives its name from a box on standard job application forms that asks...more

3/19/2014 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks EEOC

Latest NLRB Developments Regarding Social Media Policies

Social media on the Internet have become enormously popular in recent years as more and more people log on to chat, blog and post updates on an infinite variety of topics. In response to this phenomenon, many companies have...more

1/27/2014 - Collective Bargaining Employee Rights NLRA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Social Media Social Media Policy

Ringing in the New Year: A Summary of New California Employment Laws for 2014

California’s 2012-2013 Legislative Session concluded with the enactment of a variety of new laws that will affect California employers. In light of these developments, summarized below, California employers should review...more

12/20/2013 - Attorney's Fees Crime Victims Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records Discrimination Driver's Licenses FEHA Harassment Hiring & Firing Leave of Absence Minimum Wage Over-Time Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Retaliation Safety Precautions Undocumented Immigrants Whistleblowers

Ringing in the New Year: A Summary of New California Employment Laws for 2014

California’s 2012­2013 Legislative Session concluded with the enactment of a variety of new laws that will affect California employers. In light of these developments, summarized below, California employers should review...more

12/16/2013 - Compliance Employee Rights Minimum Wage Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Wages Year-End Planning

DC Circuit Invalidates U.S. Department of Labor Interpretation Regarding Mortgage Loan Officer Eligibility for Overtime Pay

In recent years, financial companies have faced uncertainty over wage requirements for mortgage loan officers because the U.S. Department of Labor has taken inconsistent positions on whether they are eligible for overtime...more

7/19/2013 - Advisory Opinions DOL Mortgage Loan Originators Statutory Interpretation Unpaid Overtime

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