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Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

Employer’s Inconsistent Application of Written Rest Break Policies Will Not Create Predominance of Individual Inquiries in Class...

On June 17, 2022, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three (Los Angeles), issued an opinion in Meza v. Pacific Bell Telephone Company (B317119, June 17, 2022) __ Cal.App.5th ___. In this...more

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Supreme Court Sides With Viking River Over Arbitration of California PAGA Claims

On June 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Viking River Cruises Inc. in a case over whether it could use an arbitration agreement to force a lawsuit brought under California’s Private Attorneys...more

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CA Employers: Good News from the US Supreme Court PAGA Actions May Be Subject to Arbitration After All

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The long-awaited decision by the US Supreme Court in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana was issued on June 15, 2022, and brings some good news for California employers. The issue before the court was whether the Federal...more

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Meal and Rest Period Premium are “Wages” that Must be Reported on Wage Statements, and Paid Timely

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On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., concluding that the one hour of additional compensation that is owed to an employee who does not receive a...more

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California Supreme Court Issues Pro-Employee Ruling Expanding Definition of Wages

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California employers now face derivative liability for failing to list premium payments for meal periods or rest breaks on their wage statements, as well as for failing to pay all premiums timely upon separation. ...more

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California Supreme Court Confirms Applicability of Derivative Waiting Time Penalty and Wage Statement Claims for Meal and Rest...

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In another unfavorable ruling for employers that stresses the importance of meal period and wage statement compliance, the California Supreme Court has held in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc. that meal period and...more

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California Employment Law Notes - May 2022

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Former UCLA Physician Can Proceed With Whistleblower Claims - Scheer v. The Regents of the Univ. of Cal., 76 Cal. App. 5th 904 (2022) - Arnold Scheer, M.D., M.P.H., sued the Regents of the University of California and...more

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Does PAGA Have Wings? Bernstein’s Threat to Interstate Airlines (ALERT)

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California’s Private Attorney’s General Act (“PAGA”) has created an extremely friendly litigation environment for employees in California. While the 2021 Ninth Circuit decision in Bernstein v. Virgin Am., Inc., 3 F.4th 1127...more

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Exclusive Concurrent Jurisdiction Applies to Overlapping PAGA Actions

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In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal held that the doctrine of exclusive concurrent jurisdiction applies to a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) representative action in Shaw v. The Superior Court of Contra...more

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Unpublished California Opinion Did Not Authorize Arbitration Over Threshold Issue of Independent Contractor or Employee in a PAGA...

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A former driver for UberEats alleged that Uber misclassified drivers as independent contractors as part of a PAGA action.  Uber sought an order to compel arbitration of the question of whether the plaintiff was an independent...more

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California Court of Appeal Removes Another Arrow from The Quiver of Employers

On March 23, 2022, in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc., the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District created a split in authority when they held that wage-and-hour lawsuits brought under California’s Private...more

Epstein Becker & Green

#WorkforceWednesday: EEOC COVID-19 Charges Surge, NYC’s Pay Transparency Law, SCOTUS Considers PAGA - Employment Law This Week®

This week, we look at compliance and enforcement developments at the federal level and in the specific jurisdictions of New York City and California. EEOC Reports Surge of COVID-19-Related Charges On the heels of the Equal...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Employers May Face an Expanded Liability Period in PAGA Suits Under the Relation Back Doctrine

On February 7, 2022 a California Court of Appeal issued its decision in Hutcheson v. The Superior Court of Alameda County (UBS Financial Services, Inc.). The case addresses the relation back doctrine in the context of a...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

No Jury Right for PAGA Claims

Does an employee have the right to a jury trial in a PAGA suit? Not according to a recent California appellate panel decision in a suit brought by a cashier at Ralphs Grocery Company....more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

California Court of Appeal Makes Clear that PAGA Plaintiffs are not Entitled to a Jury Trial and Provides Helpful Guidance on...

On February 18, 2022, the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in Jill LaFace v. Ralphs Grocery Company, __ Cal. App. 5th __ (2022), that provides important guidance in two areas. First, the Court made clear that...more

CDF Labor Law LLP

[Webinar] Top Seven Non-COVID Related Employment Law Issues for California Employers - March 30th, 10:00 am - 10:45 am PT

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Please join our distinguished panelists of CDF employment law attorneys, Carolina Schwalbach, Leah Cameron, and Allison Chua on March 30, 2022, for a complimentary webinar as they explore the top pressing non-COVID-related...more

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2022 California Legal Update: CA COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, PAGA, Arbitration and CAL/OSHA ETS

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In response to California’s 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”) law’s expiration on September 30, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 114 on February 9, 2022, which creates California...more

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Class Action Trends Report Winter 2022

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In this issue of the Class Action Trends Report, Jackson Lewis attorneys look back at class action developments in 2021, including COVID-19 vaccine mandate litigation, significant procedural decisions, wage and hour suits,...more

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9th Circuit Rejects PAGA Objector’s Appeal

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In a recent decision, Peak v. Swift Transportation, the 9th Circuit dismissed an objector’s appeal of the district court’s approval of a Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) settlement. The parties reached a proposed...more

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Ask A Litigator: What Do Employers Need to Know About PAGA?

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The Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has been in the news lately with a proposed state Proposition seeking to reform it, and the Supreme Court taking up a case regarding PAGA and arbitrations. Though recent developments...more

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A New Year’s Resolution—Time to Replace PAGA

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Seyfarth Synopsis: In recognition of PAGA’s failure to protect California’s workers for the past 18 years, and the tremendous toll it has taken on California businesses, 2022 is the year to pass a proposed ballot initiative...more

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A Look Back At 2021 For California’s Private Attorneys General Act, and What To Expect in 2022

Last year was a significant year for California’s Private Attorneys General Act (known as “PAGA”), the 18-year old wage-and-hour enforcement act that, according to one study, has generated over 20,000 lawsuits against...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Five must-watch areas for California employers in 2022

Here's what employers need to heed in 2022. No. 1: Settlement and separation agreements. Pay attention to any new settlement, employment, or severance agreements. We already know that settlement agreement provisions...more

Nossaman LLP

[Webinar] California Employment Law Update: What Employers Need to Know in 2022 - February 3rd, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

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Please join our Employment Group on February 3, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT for a webinar covering significant new employment legislation in California, as well as case law developments and evolving COVID-19...more

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2021 Wage & Hour Developments: A Year in Review

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In 2021, wage and hour laws continued to change and develop, expanding in some areas and contracting in others. In “2021 Wage & Hour Developments: A Year in Review,” we look back on significant wage and hour developments at...more

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