Michelle Brauer Abidoye

Michelle Brauer Abidoye


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Airline Industry Alert: California Court Upholds RLA Exemption to State Wage and Hour Law

In a complete reversal of its earlier decision, a California federal judge held that employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) entered into in accordance with the provisions of the Railway Labor Act (RLA)...more

2/24/2017 - Airlines Aviation Industry Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) Exempt-Employees Over-Time Railway Labor Act Transportation Industry US Airways Wage and Hour

What You Need To Know About California's Amended Fair Pay Act That Takes Effect January 1, 2016

California's amended Fair Pay Act goes into effect on January 1, 2016, and is considered the most stringent law in the nation. The new law received broad support from both Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature. It...more

12/15/2015 - Corporate Counsel Fair Pay Act Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Pay Transparency Recordkeeping Requirements Wage and Hour

Airline Industry Alert: OT Class Action Against Southwest Airlines Fails to Take Off

Airlines achieved a major victory on May 19, 2015, with an order from the Central District of California granting Southwest Airlines Co.'s motion to dismiss in McKinley v. Southwest Airlines Co., United States District Court,...more

5/22/2015 - Airlines CBAs Class Action Dismissals Popular Railway Labor Act Southwest Airlines Wage and Hour

Noncompete News - January 2014

State Laws Governing Noncompete Agreements May be a Trap for the Unwary - As discussed previously, noncompete agreements can be a powerful tool to help employers protect their confidential, proprietary or trade secret...more

1/28/2014 - Confidential Information Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Trade Secrets

Restaurant Industry Legal Alert: Answers To Frequently Asked Questions Concerning California's Human Trafficking Notice...

In response to our June 6, 2013 Restaurant Industry Newsletter, we received several questions about whether California's human trafficking statute applies to all restaurants and drinking establishments. ...more

6/19/2013 - General Public Licenses Human Trafficking Notice Requirements Restaurant Industry Wine & Alcohol

Legal Alert: In An Effort To Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking California Requires Certain Businesses And Establishments To...

The California Legislature has enacted a new law that requires certain businesses in the hospitality, transportation, and healthcare industries to post public notices regarding slavery and human trafficking or face stiff...more

6/4/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Human Rights Human Trafficking Notice Requirements Penalties

Restaurant Industry Newsletter - June 2013

The California Legislature has enacted a new law that requires restaurants (that serve alcohol) to post public notices regarding slavery and human trafficking or face stiff penalties. ...more

6/3/2013 - Human Trafficking Penalties Posting Requirements Restaurant Industry Slavery Wine & Alcohol

Legal Alert: California Expands Protections For Disabled Employees

Recent California case law and new regulations stress the importance of the employer's duty to engage in the interactive process with disabled workers who require accommodation. Now more than ever, it is important for...more

3/21/2013 - Disability Discrimination Discrimination FEHA Interactive Process Medical Leave Pregnancy Disability Leave Law Reasonable Accommodation

California Rings In 2013 With New Employment Laws

After the Mayans failed to predict the end of the world on December 21, 2012, it became apparent that California employers would have to comply with a string of new laws that take effect on January 1, 2013. Here is a summary...more

12/28/2012 - Appearance Policy Discrimination Over-Time Paid Leave Passwords Personnel Records Pregnancy Religious Discrimination Sex Discrimination Social Media Social Media Policy Wage Statements Wages

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