Robert A. Jones

Robert A. Jones

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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A Call to Action: The Comment Period on the new Proposed Overtime Regulations Begins

On Monday July 6, 2015 the Obama Administration and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department) published their proposal to revise the Part 541 overtime exemption regulations in the Federal Register, beginning the required...more

7/9/2015 - Barack Obama Comment Period DOL Executive Orders Exempt-Employees FLSA Multi-Factor Test Non-Exempt Employees NPRM Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Governor Brown Signs Bill Making Companies Liable for Employment Violations of Independent Labor Contractor Companies

This weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897. This bill creates new Labor Code section 2810.3, which applies to all but a very limited number of companies with 25 or more employees (i.e., the...more

9/30/2014 - Contractors Employer Liability Issues Labor Code New Legislation Subcontractors Wage and Hour

Ninth Circuit Revives Police Officers’ Age Bias Class Action Over Scrapped Exam

Stockwell v. City & County of San Francisco, No. 12-15070 (April 24, 2014): In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals diluted the Supreme Court of the United States’ holding in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes,...more

6/2/2014 - ADEA Age Discrimination Appeals Class Action Class Certification Dukes v Wal-Mart Employment Policies FEHA Hiring & Firing Police Wal-Mart

California Supreme Court Action In Piece-Rate Pay Case Causes Concerns About Alternative Pay Systems

Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors, LP, No. S210681 (July 17, 2013): In April of 2013, a California Court of Appeal decided how automobile service technicians should be paid while waiting between jobs....more

8/5/2013 - FLSA Payment Plans Piece-Rate Pay Wage and Hour

CA Governor Signs New Law Expanding Protection For Religious Dress And Grooming In The Workplace

On September 8, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1964 to amend Section 12926 of the California Government Code which embodies the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The...more

9/10/2012 - Discrimination Jerry Brown Reasonable Accommodation Religious Discrimination Undue Hardship

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