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New California Regulations Further Limit Employers' Ability to Use Criminal History in Making Employment Decisions

Effective July 1, 2017, new regulations from the California Fair Employment and Housing Council will further limit an employer’s ability to consider the criminal history of a job applicant or employee when making employment...more

Rest Assured – California Supreme Court Clarifies What One Day's Rest in Seven Means

In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that employees are guaranteed one day of rest for each defined workweek. However, an employee may voluntarily decide to work more than six days...more

Did You Know . . . Seventh Circuit Issues Landmark Decision Holding Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

In a landmark decision, the Seventh Circuit recently held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of actionable sex discrimination under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unlike the...more

Mealtime Waiver Decision is Good News for California Healthcare Employers Hungry for Clarity

In a rare move, the California Court of Appeal reversed itself and validated a California hospital’s policy of allowing healthcare workers to waive an otherwise mandatory second meal period on shifts longer than 12 hours. In...more

Mealtime Waiver Decision is Good News for California Healthcare Employers Hungry for Clarity

In a rare move, the California Court of Appeal reversed itself and validated a California hospital’s policy of allowing healthcare workers to waive an otherwise mandatory second meal period on shifts longer than 12 hours. In...more

Did You Know…Blair v. Dole Food Company Provides Insight On Wage Statement Requirements

On February 15, 2017, the California Court of Appeal in Blair v. Dole Food Company, Inc. clarified existing law regarding what information must be included on employee wage statements....more

Did You Know...Federal District Court Dismisses Website Accessibility Claims Because Of Lack Of Due Process

On March 20, 2017, a federal district judge in the Central District of California issued a big win for businesses dealing with the recent onslaught of website accessibility litigation – claims that a business’s website is not...more

Did you know... Are You in Position to Take Advantage of the New Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act?

Recently, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) which amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, codified at 18 U.S.C. §§ 1831 et seq. Key benefits of the DTSA includes the option...more

California Supreme Court: California Prohibits On-Duty And On-Call Rest Periods

Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. On December 22, 2016, the California Supreme Court in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., ruled that California law prohibits on-duty and on-call rest periods. You may...more

UPDATE! Status of DOL's Overtime Rule

On November 22, 2016, we reported on Judge Mazzant’s nationwide injunction which prevented the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its new overtime rules on December 1, 2016. [Link to EAlert] In issuing the...more

November 22, 2016: STOP! The DOL'S Overtime Rule Has Been Put On Hold - At Least For Now

Judge Amos Mazzant, a Texas federal district court judge, just issued a nationwide injunction which stops the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules from taking effect as scheduled on December 1. Twenty-one...more

Did You Know…SCOTUS Ruling on Personnel Decision based upon Perceived Political Affiliation Impacts Public Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on a matter involving “perceived affiliation”, bringing clarity to the matter, where the circuits provided discordant rulings. As a result, personnel actions based upon even mistaken...more

Did You Know...Heads Up! San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance… Supplementing California Paid Family Leave, Effective...

San Francisco has become the first U.S. jurisdiction at any level to decree fully paid parental leave for parents to bond with their child. California currently provides six weeks of partially paid leave through the state...more

Did You Know...The Qyburnian Resurrection of the Jiffy June Standard: The New Battle of Cash-in-Lieu and the Reasonable Rate of...

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit held in Flores v. City of San Gabriel that an employer was liable to a class of employees for failing to include cash-in-lieu of benefits payments in its calculation of the...more

Did You Know...The Federal Minimum Salary Threshold for Exempt Status Trumps California Law

On December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor’s highly controversial final rule impacting the minimum salary for exempt status will go into effect. The final rule makes four key changes: 1. It raises the minimum...more

[Event] Stay Ahead: Nossaman's 2016 Emerging Employment Issues - Feb. 25th, Costa Mesa, CA

Please join us for this complimentary presentation on cutting-edge employment law issues! California and federal employment laws are constantly developing and evolving so it is essential for human resource professionals and...more

[Event] Stay Ahead: Nossaman's 2016 Emerging Employment Issues Seminar - Feb. 24th, Los Angeles, CA

Please join us for this complimentary presentation on cutting-edge employment law issues! California and federal employment laws are constantly developing and evolving so it is essential for human resource professionals and...more

[Event] Stay Ahead: Nossaman's 2016 Emerging Employment Issues Seminar - Feb. 10th, San Francisco, CA

Please join us for this complimentary presentation on cutting-edge employment law issues! California and federal employment laws are constantly developing and evolving so it is essential for human resource professionals and...more

[Event] Stay Ahead: Nossaman's 2016 Emerging Employment Issues Seminar - Feb. 9th, Sacramento, CA

Please join us for this complimentary presentation on cutting-edge employment law issues! California and federal employment laws are constantly developing and evolving so it is essential for human resource professionals and...more

A Call to Action: AB 465 is a Game Changer for California Arbitration Agreements

AB 465 is pending approval from Governor Jerry Brown. If approved, it will go into effect on January 1, 2016. Notably, AB 465 will prohibit California employers from requiring most individuals to enter into arbitration...more

[Event] 2nd Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar - October 6, Los Angeles, CA (Early Bird Registration ends Aug....

Please join us for Nossaman LLP's 2nd Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar and learn from seasoned industry experts the key strategies for successfully navigating healthcare's rocky shores relating to ASCs,...more

Did You Know…PAGA Waivers Unenforceable in California Courts

The United States Supreme Court recently declined to review the California Supreme Court’s decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC. In Iskanian, the California Supreme Court held that the Federal...more

Did You Know…Second Meal Period Waivers Invalid for Health Care Workers When Working More Than 12 Hours

In Jazmina Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, the California Court of Appeal held that the wage orders health care companies have been following for years were wrong and contrary to the California Labor Code....more

Did You Know…No Sleeping Time Exclusion During 24-Hour Shifts When Employer Exercises Significant Control

In Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc., the California Supreme Court held that security guards working 24-hour shifts have to be paid for all 24 hours without carving out eight hours of sleeping time – meaning the entire...more

Did You Know…Security Time Is Not Compensable Time

In Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, the United States Supreme Court addressed whether an employee is “working” when undergoing a security screening because he or she is required to do so by the employer. In a...more

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