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Gubernatorial Writer's Cramp: 2014 California Employment Legislation Affecting Private Sector Employers

Does his hand hurt? Between signing and vetoing bills this year, California Governor Jerry Brown exercised his executive signature on the highest number of bills sent to a California governor since 2008. The California...more

Top 5 Legal Trends For Hospitality Employers

There is much to be learned from 2013. Below are five legal topics that made headlines last year, and should provide valuable guidance for managing labor and employment law issues in 2014....more

Employment Law -- Oct 23, 2013

In California, Arbitration Agreement Valid Despite Lack of Rules - Why it matters: California employers scored a victory with the Peng decision, with the court making clear that a procedural error in failing to include...more

Burr Alert: Top 10 Bank Hidden Employment Issues

Demographic market concentration trends, regulatory changes, and business condition developments raise legal issues your bank's lawyer may not be aware of; here are my top ten: 10. Reconsider arbitration policy...more

February 2013 U.S. Labor and Employment Update

In This Issue: - Supreme Court to Address “Changing Clothes” under the FLSA - First Appellate Court Decision on FLSA’s Nursing Mother Provision - Courts Continue Trend in Favor of Class Waivers in Arbitration...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - November 2012

In This Issue: - Court Refuses To Force Human Resources Director To Arbitrate Dispute Despite Misrepresentations That She Had Signed Arbitration Agreement - California Employers Allowed To Round Employee Time To...more

Navigating the Two-Way Street of Workplace Accommodation

The phrase “accommodation is a two-way street” appears often in arbitration and human rights decisions that discuss an employer’s duty to accommodate its employees. That accommodation has been characterized this way means...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - May 2012

In This Issue: - Attorney Fees Not Recoverable For Prevailing Party In Meal And Rest Period Cases - EEOC Provides Guidance Regarding Use Of Criminal History In Employment Decisions - News Bites ..Court...more

Labor Letter - May 2011

In This Issue: Arbitration Can Save Time and Money By James R. Holland II (Kansas City) As American businesses slowly emerge from the worst downturn since the Great Depression, employers should steer clear of roadblocks...more

Supreme Court Rejects Six Employment Cases, Still Has Full Docket on Tap

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review six labor and employment law cases which had been presented. The Court showed no favoritism, denying petitions for certiorari on cases coming out of U.S. Courts of...more

Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Alter the Shape of the Workplace

A series of decisions recently issued by the Supreme Court of the United States, may alter your workplace and result in an evaluation of your polices and procedures as well as potentially create concerns regarding past...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - January 12, 2010

IN THIS BRIEF: *California labor commissioner allows employers to deduct from exempt employee leave balance in less than half-day increments *Employee complaint about unpaid overtime, albeit mistaken, supported wrongful...more

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