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The U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor versus Employee Classification

As we previously blogged here and here, the Obama Administration, through the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) as well as the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), made it clear early and often that it was going to take an…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Bellagio v. NLRB: the DC Circuit Reins in the NLRB’s Expansive Take on Weingarten Rights, and a Sign of (NLRB) Things to Come

Last week, in the case of Bellagio LLC v. National Labor Relations Board, the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia determined that the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas did not interfere with a bellhop’s “Weingarten…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

How to Engage an Intern and Not End Up with an Employee

Welcome to the third article in our four-part Spring Series discussing important developments in California’s wage and hour laws that impact our higher education clients. Earlier, we provided a general overview of California…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

“The Writing Is on the Wall:” The Seventh Circuit Holds Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal became the first United States appellate court to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This is a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Chipping Away at Arbitration: California Supreme Court Further Limits Arbitration Waivers

On April 6, 2017, the California Supreme Court held that an arbitration agreement waiving the right to public injunctive relief is contrary to California public policy and is unenforceable under California law. In McGill v…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

EU Data Privacy Rules and Penalties Reach America: Are You Ready?

What is European Data Privacy Law and why does it impact California and other U.S. based companies? The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Article 8, protects everybody’s personal information…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade

Commission-Based Employees in California Must Receive Separate Pay for Rest Breaks

Last week, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture, LLC, Case No. B269657, the California Court of Appeal decided that hourly employees that are exclusively compensated on a commission basis must also be separately paid for required…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Trump Administration Withdraws Obama-Era Protections for Transgender Students

Trump Administration Withdraws Obama-Era Protections for Transgender Students - On Wednesday evening, the United States Department of Justice and Department of Education issued a joint “Dear Colleague” guidance letter…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics

Huggers And Massagers Beware: Ninth Circuit Sends Office Hugger Case To Trial

We all know this creepy guy. In some offices, he bear hugs female co-workers. In others, he serves as the office masseuse, casually massaging the shoulders of any seated woman he passes in a conference room…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Trump Administration's New DHS Immigration Enforcement Criteria And The Future of Travel/Visa Ban

After a short lull in immigration policy action, things are changing again. Last week the Trump Administration informed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that it would issue a new Executive Order (EO) on the travel/visa ban this…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Physician Heal Thyself: California Sets Nation’s Highest Standard For Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention

The facts are distressing: according to federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration statistics, over half of all reported workplace violence incidents occurred against workers in healthcare and social assistance…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Trump Labor Nominee, Andrew Puzder, Withdraws

Andrew Puzder, the fast food CEO that Donald J. Trump nominated to be Labor Secretary, abruptly withdrew his name from consideration today following revelations that he was physically abusive to his wife and that he employed an…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Take a Seat: Takeaways from Bank of America’s $15 Million Suitable Seating Settlement

As we previously blogged here, in April 2016, in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., the California Supreme Court ruled, without providing much guidance, that suitable seating is required “when the nature of the work reasonable permits…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

eAlert - Immigration Update: Effect of Executive Order

Dear clients and friends of the firm: You may be getting questions from your campus community about the Executive Order (EO) "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” affecting citizens of Iran,…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Another Great Unknown: the Future of LGBT Protections Under President Trump

During the first few weeks (or even months) in office, President Trump will have a lot of key issues (e.g., healthcare and immigration) on his agenda. What we do not know is whether President Trump and his administration will…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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