The New Rule: Employees are given whistleblower protection for lodging complaints of violations already known to the employer.
While California courts have already granted employees with broad whistleblower protection for complaints based on any “reasonable belief” of a violation of law, courts have taken it a step further. Now, employees…Continue Reading ALERT: CHANGE IN LAW – RETALIATION PROTECTION NOW GIVEN TO EMPLOYEES COMPLAINING OF KNOWN VIOLATIONS
I must say that practicing “Nanny Law” is not my favorite part of employment law. …Continue Reading Accepting the Risks Associated with Pay for Household Workers (Caregivers)
Yes, you can now be sued for sick pay violations (makes us sick too). In…Continue Reading You CAN Be Sued for Sick Pay Violations + Paid Sick Leave Reminders
PAGA: Loss on Individual Wage Claims in Arbitration May Preclude Representative PAGA Claims in Court (Even if Stayed)
As a backdrop, and as we previously explained [here and here], Courts are…Continue Reading PAGA: Loss on Individual Wage Claims in Arbitration May Preclude Representative PAGA Claims in Court (Even if Stayed)
Can you take the “human” out of Human Resources? With the increasing curiosity and use surrounding ChatGPT and other AI platforms, businesses are struggling with how to manage the use…Continue Reading Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) at Work
Employers have Until May 10th to Seek Deferral of CA Labor Contractor Employee Reports
On April 14, 2023, the California Civil Rights Division (“CRD”) updated its frequently asked questions page regarding SB 1162, which sets forth California’s new pay data reporting requirements. The revised…Continue Reading Employers have Until May 10th to Seek Deferral of CA Labor Contractor Employee Reports
The California Supreme Court granted review of Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Adolph”) in July 2022. The case calls into question whether a PAGA representative maintains standing…Continue Reading Mark Your Calendars – PAGA Waivers to be Decided by August 7, 2023
Union organizing is front page news – with petitions filed at major retailers and a self-proclaimed “most pro-union” administration in history, employers in all sectors are facing increased organizing and…Continue Reading Union Organizing: Trends & Tactics
Representative PAGA Claims Survive Arbitration Agreements—California Rejects U.S. Supreme Court’s Viking River Holding
The California Court of Appeal dealt another blow to California employers—employees who’s individual PAGA claims are compelled to arbitration now maintain standing to bring their representative PAGA claims in court.Continue Reading Representative PAGA Claims Survive Arbitration Agreements—California Rejects U.S. Supreme Court’s Viking River Holding
Predictive Scheduling (aka Fair Work Week Ordinance) Arrives in Los Angeles on April 1st
As we blogged about late last year, Los Angeles will have a Fair Work Week Ordinance as of April 1, 2023.
This Ordinance only effects retail businesses with over…Continue Reading Predictive Scheduling (aka Fair Work Week Ordinance) Arrives in Los Angeles on April 1st
Wage Statement Violations – Court Recognizes Good-Faith Dispute Defense
Good news – employers may now argue that wage statement errors were not “willful” as a defense to wage statement claims.
Not everything from Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc.…Continue Reading Wage Statement Violations – Court Recognizes Good-Faith Dispute Defense
Employers can celebrate a common-sense win for suitable seating PAGA claims—store greeters generally do not need to be provided seating. Last week, a California Superior Court held that even though…Continue Reading Sit Down, PAGA
There is lots of buzz lately about a broad sweeping decision by the NLRB that limits the use of Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement provisions in severance agreements. Fox experts Andrew MacDonald…Continue Reading What Does the NLRA Have to do with California Law?
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