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Paris and Nantes Civil Courts Reach Opposite Conclusions Regarding Challenges to CHSCT Experts’ Consultations

On June 18, 2017, and June 29, 2017, Paris and Nantes civil courts (les tribunaux de grande instance) respectively issued opposite rulings interpreting the provisions of Article L. 4614-13 of the French Labor...more

The Italian Labor Reform and the new “Horizontal Mobility”

by Bryan Cave on

The Labor Court of Milan and the Italian Supreme Court issued two decisions (No. 3370/2016 and 618/2017) interpreting the updated Section 2013 of the Italian Civil Code, concerning the “repêchage obligation.” In...more

Court Orders Retreat From Workers’ Compensation Apportionment To Non-industrial Causes

Workers’ compensation litigation often is driven by disagreement over the apportionment of permanent disability. A vast body of case law exists reflecting the courts’ efforts to resolve conflicts between the provisions of the...more

Religion in the Workplace in France

by Bryan Cave on

Employers and employees seem to be increasingly confronted with the issue of religion in the workplace. Is it just a feeling or a reality? The upsurge of religion in the workplace is an indisputable reality but its...more

French Employment Law Reforms Awaited Under Macron’s Presidency

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: French Employers should brace themselves for changes in the employment and labour law arena. However at this stage nothing is set in stone, and any reforms may be slow in coming. As France does not have...more

Court Dismisses Class Action Claims Based on Afghanistan Labor Code

by BakerHostetler on

United States lawsuits involving the law of Afghanistan are uncommon, but it is common for employees to bring suit based on work done abroad generally, and not just in that one country. A recent case, however, illustrates...more

Does Work Product Belong To The Lawyer Or The Law Firm?

by Allen Matkins on

California has codified the attorney work product doctrine in Section 2018.030 of the California Code of Civil Procedure. That statute establishes two categories of protected work product. Under subdivision (a), a “writing...more

Employment Law - June 2017 #2

Class Certification Denial Reversed in Wake of Augustus - Why it matters - Applying the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, a California appellate panel reversed a trial...more

When Must Employers Provide a “Day of Rest” for California Employees?

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Christopher Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc. - Supreme Court of California (May 8, 2017) - California Labor Code § 551 states: “Every person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to one day’s rest therefrom in...more

The California Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Day of Rest Requirements

by Bryan Cave on

The California Supreme Court clarified employer obligations under the state’s day of rest statutes, Cal. Labor Code §§ 550-558.1, which entitle employees to one day’s rest in seven. In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., 2 Cal. 5th...more

Mendoza v. Nordstrom – Day Of Rest Rule

The California Supreme Court issued its long awaited ruling in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, in which it clarified California’s so-called “day of rest” rule, which guarantees employees “one day’s rest therefrom in seven,” prohibits...more

California Supreme Court Defines “Day of Rest” Requirements

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., the Supreme Court resolved three unsettled questions concerning how to read California’s “day of rest” statutes: Employees are entitled to one day of rest during each...more

Employment Law Commentary - May 2017 #2

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

"On The Seventh Day He (She) Rested"... Maybe - It took 124 years, but the California Supreme Court in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., No. S224611, 2017 WL 1833143 (Cal. May 8, 2017) finally addressed in detail California’s...more

California's "Day of Rest" Requirement

by Allen Matkins on

The California Supreme Court recently clarified the California Labor Code's requirement that employers must provide their employees a "day of rest" in Mendoza v. Nordstrom Inc., No. S224611 (May 8, 2017). The Labor Code...more

Employment Law - May 2017 #2

One Day of Rest Mandated by California Supreme Court - Why it matters - Resolving a contentious issue of California law, the state’s highest court ruled that one day of rest is guaranteed for each defined workweek,...more

Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code Does Not Incorporate ADA’s Prohibition on Release of Confidential Health Information

Texas courts interpreting Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code generally attempt to interpret it consistently with federal anti-discrimination laws and frequently look to federal court decisions for guidance. However,...more

California Supreme Court Clarifies Labor Code’s ‘Day of Rest’ Provisions

by Morgan Lewis on

The court rejects a rolling “day of rest” and the duty to prevent the forsaking of a rest day in answering three questions certified by the Ninth Circuit....more

California Employers Get Some Clarity On “Day Of Rest” Requirement

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Earlier this week, in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court clarified some ambiguous issues involving requirements under the California Labor Code involving when a “day of rest” must be provided to employees....more

California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day of Rest” Requirements

by BakerHostetler on

California’s employment laws have consistently caused headaches for employers because even minor technical violations of these laws can fuel class action litigation and prove costly. However, a recent decision by the...more

California Supreme Court Clarifies State “Day of Rest” Requirements

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On May 8, 2017, in Mendoza v. Nordstrom Inc., the California Supreme Court clarified California’s 80-year-old laws entitling employees to a “day of rest” and generally prohibiting employers from “causing” employees to work...more

California Supreme Court Interprets State's Day of Rest Statutes

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

California employers cannot require their employees to work more than six days in seven, but the clock restarts each workweek, meaning employees can work as many as 12 consecutive days without a day of rest, the California...more

California Supreme Court Clarifies California’s Day of Rest Statutes

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court answered three questions from the Ninth Circuit concerning California’s “day of rest” statutes. The Court’s decision clarifies a significant ambiguity for employers...more

California Supreme Court Puts to Rest Labor Code Interpretation

by Carlton Fields on

Like the Good Lord, California employees are guaranteed one day of rest every workweek under a new California Supreme Court decision, which will have broad implications for employers in California, especially those in the...more

California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day Of Rest” Provisions

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

California employers can now schedule employees with more confidence when the press of business requires employees to work beyond their normal work schedule. The California Supreme Court has clarified California’s “day of...more

California Paid Sick Leave Update: Employer Attendance Policies May Interfere With Labor Code Rights

Many employers enforce attendance policies which assign an “occurrence” for unscheduled, unapproved absences. Although employers generally have discretion to implement attendance policies, such policies should be carefully...more

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