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Fox Rothschild LLP

Collective Action On Automatic Lunch Deductions Settles: We’ve Seen This Before (Many Times)

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Many employers these days have timekeeping systems that deduct time (e.g. thirty minutes) for lunch on a daily basis. There is an inherent danger in doing this, as employees may claim that they worked through lunch and...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

California Supreme Court Confirms Validity Of Meal Period Waivers For Healthcare Employees

On December 10, 2018, the California Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in Gerard, et al. v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, affirming the Court of Appeal ruling that voluntary meal period waivers are...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

California Supreme Court Rebuffs Plaintiffs’ Attempt To Undo Their Agreements Waiving Second Meal Period

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The California Supreme Court has upheld the ability of California health care workers who work more than twelve hours a day voluntarily to waive their second meal period, rebuffing plaintiffs’ argument that their voluntary...more

Fisher Phillips

California Supreme Court Provides A Dose Of Helpful Medicine For Healthcare Employers

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In an important decision for employers in the healthcare industry, the California Supreme Court just approved the Industrial Welfare Commission’s long-standing exemption for health care workers in relation to second meal...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

Ringing in the New Year: What Illinois Employers Can Expect in 2019

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In 2019 Illinois employers can expect expanded workplace protections for nursing mothers, broader requirements imposed on employers for certain employee reimbursements for reasonable work expenses, and protections for...more

Payne & Fears

Key California Employment Law Cases: October 2018

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This month’s key employment law cases address the test for independent contractor status, the legality of an incentive compensation system, and personal liability for wage and hour violations....more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Illinois Requires Paid Break Time for Nursing Mothers

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In August 2018, Illinois governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 1595 (“HB 1595”) amending the Illinois Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act (the “Act”) to provide paid break time to nursing mothers “as needed” to express...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Two Amendments To Employment Laws Increase Obligations On Illinois Employers

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Illinois amended two of its existing employment laws after the Illinois General Assembly’s 2018 regular session, imposing new obligations on employers: The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (820 ILCS 115/9.5),...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

New Lactation Room Laws In New York City

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The New York City Council just passed two bills that will require employers to provide lactation rooms to breastfeeding employees, as well as develop a lactation policy and processes for employees to request accommodations...more

Fisher Phillips

Minding What Matters: Incorporating Mindfulness Training At Work

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Does your workplace have a meditation room yet? Do you provide break time for employees to engage in mindfulness training? If not, you may want to consider the benefits of mindfulness not only to your employees’ health and...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

New California Law Creates Narrow Rest Break Exemption At Petroleum Facilities

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On September 20, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2605. This new law provides that unionized employees at petroleum facilities who hold safety-sensitive positions are exempt from the...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Key Wage and Hour Issues for Manufacturing Industry Employers – Part I

Join hosts Bud Bobber and Keith Kopplin as they discuss important wage and hour topics for manufacturing industry employers, including compensable work, pre and post-shift activities, donning and doffing, meal and rest...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Annual California Legislative Recap - October 2018

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Another year has passed in the California Legislature, with new laws and amendments affecting California employers. Among the more significant changes, bills prompted by the #MeToo movement, including the new requirement...more

Lewitt Hackman

California Ballot Guide 2018: Propositions 8-12

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We continue with Part Three in our series on California’s ballot propositions for 2018, providing a glimpse of the pros and cons of each measure. ...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

NYC Council Passes Bills Expanding Lactation Room Requirements for Employers

The New York City Council recently passed two bills that would amend the NYC Human Rights Law to expand the requirements of employers with four or more employees to provide lactation space for breastfeeding employees. The...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

To Successfully Oppose Class Certification, You Have To Do The CSI

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Six years after the California Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brinker v. Superior Court (2012) 53 Cal. 4th 1004, virtually every California employer understands the rules concerning an employer’s obligations regarding...more

McManis Faulkner

Governor Brown Signs Workplace-Related #MeToo Bills into Law

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Following a long legislative year, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law several pieces of legislation aimed at curbing sexual harassment in the workplace. This topic dominated conversation in the California...more

Fisher Phillips

NYC Council Mandates Workplace Lactation Rooms

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New York City employers will almost certainly need to provide lactation rooms to breastfeeding employees in the near future thanks to a slate of new laws passed by city lawmakers. On October 17, 2018, the City Council passed...more

Payne & Fears

9 FAQs About De Minimis Doctrine After Troester v. Starbucks

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In Troester v. Starbucks Corporation, the California Supreme Court recently held that the federal de minimis doctrine does not apply to claims for unpaid wages under the California Labor Code. As a follow-up to our recent...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Time is Money . . . Unless It's Not: U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies Compensable Work Time

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In case you haven't noticed, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been busy. After not issuing any opinion letters since 2009 during the Obama administration, the Wage and Hour Division ("WHD") of the DOL has issued 23...more

BakerHostetler

California Court of Appeals Affirms Employer Class Action Wage and Hour Win at Trial

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Employer Performance-Based Rate Scheme for Automobile Repair Upheld Under California Law - With many of the easy targets for wage and hour matters gone (e.g., misclassification of assistant managers), plaintiffs’ counsel...more

Littler

Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q3 2018

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The new Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, which was enacted on September 13 and will come into effect in 2020, grants parents who experience the loss of a child under 18 or a stillbirth after 24 weeks of...more

Fisher Phillips

Perseverance Pays Off For Employer In Class Action Litigation

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A federal court in Los Angeles just proved that, even after many years of difficult, protracted litigation, and despite several pretrial rulings in plaintiffs’ favor, an employer that is willing to take a wage and hour...more

Littler

DOT Preempts California Meal and Rest Breaks Laws Under Federal Hazmat Regulations

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California requires an employer to provide employees who works more than five hours with a 30-minute uninterrupted, off-duty meal break (and another meal break if they work more than 10 hours)....more

Fisher Phillips

Appeasing The 3-Headed Monster For Incentive-Paid Employees

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Many California employers are familiar with the three-headed monster of medical leave questions: family medical leave (state and federal), disability leave and accommodation, and workers’ compensation leave. The wage and hour...more

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