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FAQ About California’s New Sick Leave Law

In what is potentially the biggest change to California’s employment laws, beginning July 1, 2015, all California employers will be required to provide paid sick leave to all employees who have completed 90 days of work. With…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court To Decide Religious Accommodation Case

Last year, we reported on a decision from a federal judge in San Francisco granting summary judgment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a case brought on behalf of a former Abercrombie & Fitch employee who…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Will California’s “Kill Switch” Law Kill An Employer’s Ability To Protect Sensitive Company Information?

Will California’s “Kill Switch” Law Kill An Employer’s Ability To Protect Sensitive Company Information? In this digital age, smartphone technology has become essential and ubiquitous to business operations. But the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

‘Entrepreneurs’ or Exploited Workers?

For years, employers have reacted to the size and breadth of employment laws and regulations in California by finding other means of classifying people who perform services for them. As a result, California employers today…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Workplace Law Has Come a Long Way, Baby!

In 1964, Nicholas Katzenbach, the Attorney General of United States, ordered Ollie's Barbecue, a tiny restaurant in Birmingham, Ala., to desegregate. When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld that order, the newly passed Civil Rights…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Ratifies Pre-Noel Canning Actions

Although many suspected that the Supreme Court would invalidate all actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board in Noel Canning v. NLRB, the question remained just how many of the NLRB’s actions would stand. To this…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Commissioned Salesperson Exemption Just Got More Difficult to Establish

Many California employers rely on California's commissioned salesperson exemption from overtime for their inside sales employees. That exemption, however, is becoming increasingly difficult to establish. A recent decision of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

It’s Time to Revisit Commission Pay for California Employees: Commissions Earned Must be Paid Twice Per Month and the Commissioned Sales Exemption Gets Harder to Meet

You may have just started breathing easier after rolling out written commission agreements to comply with California Labor Code section 2751. However, a recent unanimous California Supreme Court decision has heads turning and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Can Works Councils Be Legally Imported From the EU and Germany?

After workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., rejected an attempt by the United Auto Workers to gain representation, the company continued to express interest in bringing in a German-style works council, Kristin L…more
| Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Should telecommuting be a reasonable accommodation?

Increased use of telecommuting reflecting flexibility in the workplace has been the trajectory for many businesses, especially those in technology markets. Then Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided to take a very different stance…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

eAlert - Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable According to the California Supreme Court

Class action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable according to a California Supreme Court decision issued yesterday. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, the California Supreme Court finally…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

eAlert - Supreme Court Nixes Obama Administration's NLRB Recess Appointments

The U.S. Supreme Court, on the last day of its current term, has now had the final say in the Obama Administration's recess appointments controversy involving Noel Canning, a bottler of Pepsi-Cola products, and the National…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 50: What Happens When a Boss “Likes” An Employee a Little Too Much?

As we conclude this 50 For 50 series, we look to the future of employment law. As we see it, the biggest change in the workplace has been the emergence of social media. According to recent surveys, nearly three-quarters of…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 49: EEOC Takes On Background Checks

Throughout this series, we have touched on facially neutral policies which, although not motivated by unlawful discrimination, have a discriminatory effect on certain protected classes. For over 40 years, the courts have…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 48: Transgender Rights Under Title VII

As Pride festivities celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture occur this month in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento, we take a look at the development of transgender…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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