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PAGA Suit Belongs in State, Not Federal, Court Says Ninth Circuit - Why it matters: A wage and hour suit brought under California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) belongs in state , not federal , court, the Ninth...more

Legislative and Other Developments Affecting California Employers in 2013

Employment Bulletin - We wish all of our clients and friends a happy and prosperous New Year. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes the new laws that will affect California...more

Newly Enacted State Laws Will Affect Companies Operating In California

With the New Year comes a slew of California employment regulations that every company conducting business in the Golden State must follow. Unless otherwise stated, the following Assembly bills (ABs) go into effect...more

Religious Dress and Grooming Are Now Protected under the FEHA

On September 8, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1964, the Religious Freedom Act of 2012, which amends Section 12926 of the California Government Code....more

California Enacts Law to Further Protect Religious Expression in the Workplace

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill 1964, the Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012. Set to take effect on January 1, 2013, AB 1964 clarifies existing law pertaining to religious discrimination and...more

Kick Us While We’re Down

When it comes to employment law, California is often cast as something similar to a socialist state: the People’s Republic of California. Employers, media commentators and members of a certain prominent political party...more

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