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On Demand: It's Not Just About Movies—It's About Pay!
This expectation has infiltrated our daily lives and, now, it has shown itself in the workplace.
United States
27 Mar 2019
On Demand: It's Not Just About Movies—It's About Pay!
Employers are starting to consider "on demand" pay for employees.
United States
22 Mar 2019
Is Looking For Applicants On Social Media Looking For Trouble?
While targeted social media ads may help employers find potential applicants with specific skill sets, inartfully crafted ads may open the door to discrimination claims, particularly in California.
United States
12 Feb 2019
Request For Employment Records? Don't Trust; Verify!
Plaintiffs' lawyers routinely invoke Labor Code provisions to conduct pre-litigation discovery by seeking employment records.
United States
22 Jan 2019
A California Pickle: Should Employers Defend Alleged Harassers?
When confronted with a lawsuit naming an individual employee as a defendant, should California employers run from the employee or provide a defense?
United States
19 Oct 2018
Failure To Investigate And Fat-Shaming Permit Employment Claims To Proceed
Under California law, obesity can qualify as a disability if it has a physiological cause and limits a major life activity. Proving such a claim has been difficult. The First District Court of Appeal's decision ...
United States
4 Jan 2018
No Signature? No Problem! Enforcing Arbitration Even Without Everyone Signing
California courts are often hostile towards defendants that seek to require litigious employees to honor their arbitration agreements.
United States
23 Aug 2017
Here's An Update: Opportunity (To Work) Knocks In San Jose
On March 13, 2017, San Jose's new "Opportunity to Work Ordinance" takes effect, requiring covered employers to offer additional hours to part-time employees before hiring new or temporary employees.
United States
17 Mar 2017
San Jose's Opportunity To Work Ordinance: New Peculiarity For Employers
On November 8, 2016, San Jose voters approved the most recent local effort to dictate employment scheduling practices.
United States
21 Dec 2016
The Peculiar "Personnel-ity" Of California Personnel File Inspection Laws
Within the last few years, the California Legislature has amended laws related to an employee's right to inspect personnel records, intending to ensure employees have access to those records.
United States
13 Dec 2016
California Supreme Court Says Retiring Employees Must Be Paid Promptly
Under Labor Code section 202, California employers must pay all wages to an employee who "quits" within 72 hours.
United States
26 Aug 2016
Who Me? Yes, YOU: Personal Liability For Wage Hour Violations
With March Madness in full swing, we interrupt your crumbling tournament brackets to ensure you're aware of a truly maddening development.
United States
4 Apr 2016
The California Regular Rate Of Pay: Not So Peculiar
We normally write about how California law differs from American law generally. Today, though, we highlight a recent California case that rejected the notion that California law should deviate from analogous federal wage and hour law.
United States
8 Feb 2016
Governor's Pen Sends Anti-Employment Arbitration Bill To The Grave
On October 11—his very last day to sign or veto bills—Governor Brown vetoed the much-feared Assembly Bill 465. AB 465 would have banned mandatory agreements to arbitrate Labor Code claims as a condition of employment.
United States
28 Oct 2015
California Moves Toward Ban On Mandatory Arbitration Of Labor Claims
On August 31, the California Legislature passed AB 465, aiming to "ensure that a contract to waive any of the rights, penalties, remedies, forums, or procedures under the Labor Code"—such as an arbitration agreement—is "a matter of voluntary consent."
United States
10 Sep 2015
Eighth Circuit Concludes That $24 Million Wage Payment Judgments Have No Meat
It is not every day that multi-million dollar wage and hour class action judgments get reversed.
United States
7 Sep 2015
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