Richard Rahm

Richard Rahm

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Ninth Circuit Holds FAAAA Does Not Preempt California’s Meal and Rest Break Laws

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded, in Dilts v. Penske Logistics, LLC, that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA) does not preempt the application of...more

7/16/2014 - Air Carriers Airlines Appeals Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues FAAAA Rest and Meal Break Trucking Industry Trucking Regulations Wage and Hour

The Supreme Court’s Ginsberg Decision Could Significantly Affect the Outcome of Motor Carrier Preemption Cases

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA) can preempt even common law claims for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing if such claims relate...more

4/23/2014 - Airline Deregulation Act Airlines Breach of Implied Contract Class Action Common Law Torts Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing FAAAA Northwest v Ginsberg SCOTUS Trucking Industry Wage and Hour

Ninth Circuit Defines Parameters for Removal of PAGA Actions

California's Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) allows an "aggrieved employee" to recover civil penalties for certain violations of the California Labor Code. The amount of recovery in a PAGA action is based on the...more

8/21/2013 - PAGA Rest and Meal Break

"That Can't Be Right!" California Appellate Court Rules that Piece Rate Workers Are Entitled to Separate Hourly Compensation

A California Court of Appeal dealt another blow to employers this month when it held automobile mechanics, who earned at least minimum wage for every hour worked, were entitled to separate hourly compensation for any time not...more

3/25/2013 - Automotive Industry Class Action Collective Bargaining Minimum Wage Piece-Rate Pay Wage and Hour

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