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Court Vacates DOL’s New “Companionship Services” Definition

On January 14, 2015, the court in Home Care Association of America v. Weil vacated the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulation narrowing the definition of “companionship services” under the Fair Labor Standards Act...more

1/20/2015 - Companionship Exemptions DOL FLSA Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Wage and Hour

Court Stays New FLSA Companionship Regulation From Going Into Effect

The court in Home Care Association of America v. Weil dealt another setback to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) regulations affecting home health care businesses. On...more

1/7/2015 - Companionship Exemptions DOL FLSA Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Stays Wage and Hour

Court Vacates DOL’s Regulations Mandating Minimum Wage and Overtime Payments to Home Health Care Employees

Just as many home health care agencies were gearing up for a major change to their businesses, a federal judge in Washington D.C. struck down the new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation extending the federal overtime...more

1/2/2015 - DOL Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Vacated Wage and Hour

FAAAA Does Not Preempt California Meal and Rest Period Requirements

In Godfrey v, Oakland Port Services Corp., which was decided on October 28, 2014, the California Court of Appeal issued a published decision holding that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA)...more

11/7/2014 - Appeals Commercial Truck Drivers Employer Liability Issues FAAAA Preemption Rest and Meal Break Trucking Industry Wage and Hour

California Appellate Court Rules That California’s Prevailing Wage Laws Do Not Apply to Off-Site Fabrication

On August 27, 2014, the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in the long-anticipated Russ-Will case, Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local 104 v. Duncan; Russ Will Mechanical, Inc., Court of Appeal...more

9/22/2014 - Manufacturers Prevailing Wages Wage and Hour Wages

California Supreme Court Follows Concepcion But Allows Courts To Strike Down Unconscionable Arbitration Agreements

Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, No. S174475, (October 17, 2013): As expected following the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States interpreting the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the California Supreme...more

10/28/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration AT&T Mobility v Concepcion DOL Federal Arbitration Act SCOTUS

Restricting The Activities Of California On-Call Employees May Mean Having To Pay Them For Their Time

Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc., No. B240519 (July 3, 2013): In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal held that employees need to be compensated for “on-call” hours if the employer substantially...more

8/5/2013 - Class Action On-Call Employees Wage and Hour Wages

California Supreme Court Delays Decision in Key Arbitration Case

On June 21, the California Supreme Court vacated the submission on Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno and ordered that the parties file supplemental briefs to address the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in American...more

6/25/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Federal Arbitration Act Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

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