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Back to the Future: California Employment Bills Likely to Resurface in 2018

As discussed in a prior article, unsuccessful bills proposed in the California legislature in 2017 can carry over into the 2018 session. State lawmakers may revive measures that did not make it through both chambers of the...more

Dear Littler: Does Equity Compensation Count as Wages under Federal and California Law?

Dear Littler: We need to hire some key personnel for our new tech company. We intend to offer them equity in the enterprise as compensation. The equity should be very valuable in the long run, and the deal we have in mind is...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (December Edition)

2017 may be so last year, but minimum wage and overtime developments in its final month may forecast what types of measures we will see in 2018. And employers should remember that as of January 1, 2018, state and local...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (November Edition)

The leftovers are (mostly) gone, and turkey-induced naps have been taken, but if you think a post-Thanksgiving minimum wage and overtime update will be uneventful, you are mistaken. Jurisdictions continue to announce 2018...more

California Court Rules PAGA Plaintiffs Need Not Assert Injury, or Employer Knowledge, to Collect Penalties for Paystub Violations;...

A California Court of Appeal dealt another blow to employers in a recent ruling interpreting the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). In Lopez v. Friant & Associates, the court considered the proof required for a...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (October Edition)

As darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close[r] at hand for employers to revise their pay practices to ensure compliance with 2018 minimum wage rate changes. Hospitality industry employers may receive from...more

Return of the Living Dead: Could Unsuccessful California Bills Haunt Employers in 2018?

As discussed in our prior article, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed several significant labor and employment measures into law in California, including a statewide ban-the-box provision and an expansion of parental leave...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (September Edition)

September may mean saying goodbye to summer, but minimum wage and overtime developments across the country are still going strong. A nominee to lead federal wage and hour enforcement efforts has been put forward, labor...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (August Edition)

Although the lazy days of summer may be grinding to a halt, August minimum wage and overtime developments showed no signs of a slow-down. Democrats continue to try to impress upon the electorate labor and employment-related...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (July Edition)

It’s summertime, but the living is anything but easy for employers trying to track minimum wage and overtime developments. The U.S. Department of Labor is defending legal challenges to various rules the Obama administration...more

Another San Francisco Treat: Mayor Lee Signs Salary History Ban

On July 19, 2017, Mayor Ed Lee signed an ordinance that will significantly affect the hiring practices of San Francisco employers. When Ordinance No. 170350 becomes operative on July 1, 2018, it will be illegal for employers...more

Endless Summer: California Municipalities Continue to Enact A Variety of Employment Laws

Beyond the labor and employment developments taking place at the state level in California, employers must keep an eye on breaking news at the local level as well. In recent years, municipalities up and down the coast have...more

Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (June Edition)

Summer is upon us and the heat – from both a temperature and legislative perspective – is on. As employers across the county await action from federal labor officials concerning the currently-enjoined white collar salary...more

Golden State Worriers: California Labor & Employment Bills to Watch

When it comes to legislation, for California employers it's the final countdown. June 2 was the last day for bills to pass out of their house of origin. September 15 is the deadline for these bills to pass both legislative...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (May Edition)

Just under halfway through 2017, minimum wage and overtime developments have shifted into overdrive. Proposals submitted by federal legislators from both sides of the aisle highlight the different approaches the country’s...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (April Edition)

The madness of March may be behind us, but April is no joke when it comes to minimum wage and overtime updates. Developments at the federal, state, and local levels could affect employer operations in the near or distant...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (March Edition)

March madness is not limited to college basketball. This month has also seen numerous minimum wage proposals introduced and considered at the local and state levels. Local and state officials continue to battle over who gets...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (February Edition)

The year’s shortest month contains a long list of minimum wage and overtime developments. Though to date in 2017 a minimum wage proposal has yet to pass a single state house, and measures in Mississippi, North Dakota,...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Updates (January Edition)

Since we published our annual article discussing minimum wage rates in 2017, many state and local jurisdictions have adjusted their minimum wage rates, state legislative sessions have begun, signatures have been collected for...more

DOJ and FTC Release Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals

Employment lawyers and human resources professionals, take note:  In 2016, in addition to knowing the ins and outs of labor and employment law, the federal government and its enforcement entities expect that you have more...more

Littler’s Zev Eigen Speaks on Use of Big Data in Employment Decisions at NYU Law School Conference on AI, People Analytics, &...

On October 17, 2016, NYU School of Law’s Center on Labor & Employment Law empaneled Littler’s Global Director of Data Analytics Dr. Zev J. Eigen, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jenny R. Yang, and Professor...more

Telework Under The ADA & Other Nondiscrimination Laws

A workforce that adheres to a traditional work style, or a consistent eight-hour workday in the same location – with no offsite work or interaction with business colleagues or customers – is increasingly becoming a relic in...more

Littler’s Marko Mrkonich Testifies at EEOC Meeting on Implications of Big Data in Employment

On October 13, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission empaneled a group of Big Data experts, including Littler Shareholder Marko Mrkonich, to discuss the use of data analytics in hiring, performance...more

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