Proskauer - California Employment Law

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Firm Profile: Proskauer Rose LLP
Eleven Times Square
(Eighth Avenue & 41st Street)
New York, NY 10036-8299, United States
Phone: 212.969.3000
Fax: 212.969.2900
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California Employment Law Notes - March 2018

Former LA Times Columnist's Age/Disability Discrimination Judgment Upheld, New Trial On Damages Ordered - Simers v. Los Angeles Times Commc'ns, LLC, 18 Cal. App. 5th 1248 (2018) - T.J. Simers, a well-known sports…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Government Challenges California’s “Sanctuary State” Status

Yesterday, the United States of America filed a lawsuit in federal court in Sacramento, naming California Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants, and claiming that California’s proclaimed status…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

“Inclusion Riders” On The Storm

Last night, Oscar-winner Frances McDormand ended her acceptance speech with a reference to two words – “Inclusion Rider” – that sent many Oscar viewers scrambling to Google her cryptic message. But the term, and its legal…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Labor Commissioner Issues $500,000 Citation Against Los Angeles Restaurant For Labor Code Violations

The California Labor Commissioner issued a press release this week announcing a $500,000 citation against Los Angeles restaurant Shrimp Lovers, arising from wage theft allegations made against the restaurant by employees who…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Dark Day For Hollywood – Law Prohibiting Online Publication Of Actors’ Ages Is Unconstitutional!

A federal court has struck down as unconstitutional a California law (AB 1687) that prohibits commercial online services from publishing actors’ ages without their consent. The law, which the California legislature enacted in…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Los Angeles Jury Awards Former UCLA Oncologist $13 Million In Gender Discrimination Case

On Thurs. Feb. 15, 2018, a downtown Los Angeles jury awarded Dr. Lauren Pinter-Brown, a former UCLA oncologist, $13 million in a gender discrimination case. Pinter-Brown alleged that she was forced to take another job after…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Employment Law Notes - January 2018

Trial Court Erroneously Granted Bill Cosby's Anti-SLAPP Motion - Dickinson v. Cosby, 17 Cal. App. 5th 655 (2017) - After Janice Dickinson went public with her accusations of rape against Bill Cosby, Cosby's attorney (Martin…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Los Angeles Jury Awards $17.4 Million to Sanitation Bureau Employee

Continuing an alarming recent pattern of multi-million dollar jury awards, a Los Angeles jury panel recently awarded $17.4 million to a former employee of the Bureau of Sanitation. The employee claimed he had been retaliated…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Tax Reform Act Denies Deductions for Some Sexual Harassment Settlements

In a little-noticed provision buried deep inside the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (signed into law on Dec. 22) is the following “denial of deduction”: “Payments related to sexual harassment and sexual abuse – No deduction shall…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Labor Commissioner Issues New Guidance On Breaks

The California Labor Commissioner recently issued a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) memo regarding breaks and lactation accommodation. The FAQ memo contains no new concepts, but emphasizes the following longstanding…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Employment Law Notes - November 2017

Newly Enacted California Statutes - Statewide "Ban-the-Box" Legislation - Known as "Ban-the-Box" legislation in reference to the box applicants are asked to check if they have any prior criminal convictions, the new law…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

California Enacts “Ban the Box” Legislation

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1008 into law, which is set to take effect on January 1, 2018. Known as the “Ban the Box” legislation, in reference to the box applicants are asked…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employer’s Victory In Workers’ Compensation Proceeding Leads To Dismissal Of Discrimination Claims

A recent California Court of Appeal opinion reminds employers of the need to carefully monitor parallel workers’ compensation proceedings involving litigants who also have civil claims pending against the employer. Ly v. County…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Mandatory California Training on Gender Identity Harassment

On Oct. 15, 2017, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 396 into law, expanding the scope of mandatory sexual harassment training employers must provide to their supervisory employees. Currently, California’s Fair…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Enacts Statewide Law Restricting Inquiries into Applicants’ Salary History

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a statewide salary history inquiry law that will largely restrict employers in the state from seeking and relying upon salary history information from applicants during the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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