Orrick - Global Employment Law Group

51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019, United States
Contact: Mike Delikat, Chair Global Employment Law Grp.
Phone: 212-506-5218
Fax: 212-506-5151
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

OFCCP’s New Directive on Predetermination Notices Gives Contractors a Second Chance

Effective February 27, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which is charged with ensuring federal contractors and subcontractors provide equal employment opportunity, issued Directive 2018-01,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

PAID in Full? Be Careful in Following the DOL’s Lead

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a new nationwide pilot program aimed at allowing employers to self-report and self-remedy potential minimum wage and overtime violations. According to the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit Joins Seventh Circuit in Finding Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Discrimination

On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit, in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., No. 15-3775, 2018 WL 1040820 (2d Cir. Feb. 26, 2018), held that sexual orientation discrimination is actionable sex discrimination under Title VII of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Overtime Formula Falls Flat — California Supreme Court Adopts DLSE Interpretation for Flat Rate Bonuses

In a break from federal law, the California Supreme Court clarified in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. the proper formula for calculating flat-rate bonuses into overtime pay under California law. The Court adopted the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Exhaustion Matters – Don’t Try Going It Alone Under PAGA

A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal provides two important reminders for practitioners handling Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) claims. First, exhausting administrative proceedings matters. Second, PAGA…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Get it on the Calendar: Employees’ Sabbath Work Claims Survive, but Tenth Circuit Rejects Broad “Complete” or “Total” Theories of Religious Accommodation

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah granting summary judgment in favor of Kellogg USA in a case involving an alleged failure to accommodate…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Take It Outside: Supreme Court Unanimously Holds That Internal Reporting Is Not Protected Under Dodd-Frank

In the Supreme Court’s first decision interpreting Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower retaliation provisions, the Court unanimously held that internal whistleblowing is not protected under Dodd-Frank. The highly anticipated ruling…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Take Out and Classification Take-Aways: Federal Court in California Finds Food Delivery Drivers Are Independent Contractors

In the first federal court in California to issue a rule on classification of gig-economy workers, the Northern District of California recently concluded that restaurant delivery drivers are properly classified as independent…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Works Council Elections 2018 in Germany – Are You Ready?

In Germany, regular works council elections are held every four years. The next election period is quickly approaching, starting on March 1, 2018. Companies with business in Germany should prepare for the election process and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Good Work If You Can Get It: UK Government’s Response to Modern Working Proposals

Some seven months after the publication of Matthew Taylor’s independent ‘Review of Modern Working Practices’, the UK Government has finally issued its response to the Taylor proposals: the “Good Work” response (the “Response”)…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Germany’s 2018 Coalition Deal – Significant Changes for Employers on the Horizon

After months of exhausting, on-off negotiations with changing negotiation partners at the table, on February 7, 2018, Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) and the center-left Social Democratic Party…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

New Lawsuit Alleges Rush to Judgment in #MeToo Climate

Newton’s Third Law of Physics states that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” A recent Complaint filed in the Southern District of New York suggests that this principle may also hold true for the recent…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Legislators Quick to Respond to #Metoo

Since Anita Hill’s testimony in the early 1990s, sexual harassment has become a familiar term. At the federal level, Title VII prohibits harassment, discrimination, and retaliation on the basis of sex and gender, among other…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CEO’s Whistleblower Claims “Rest On Feet Of Clay”: Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of SOX and Dodd-Frank Case

Earlier this month, the Seventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of a CEO’s whistleblower retaliation claims in a decision that should provide corporate defendants ammunition to fight SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower cases going…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

CA Court of Appeal Ruling Takes PAGA Standing By The Reins

Since its inception, the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) has been a thorn in employers’ sides by allowing “aggrieved employees” to seek civil penalties on behalf of the State of California and other “aggrieved…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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