Portions of employer liability in California PAGA actions are dischargeable in bankruptcy under a bankruptcy court decision issued this summer. Specifically, employers’ liability for the 25% share of PAGA penaltiesContinue Reading PAGA Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?
As we blogged about here, the United States Supreme Court in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana divided PAGA claims into two buckets: (1) individual PAGA claims; and (2)…Continue Reading Representative PAGA Claims Survive After Individual Arbitration— Employer-Friendly Viking River Ruling Nullified by California Supreme Court
Yes, you can now be sued for sick pay violations (makes us sick too). In Wood v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the Court analyzed the statutory framework and legislative history…Continue Reading You CAN Be Sued for Sick Pay Violations + Paid Sick Leave Reminders
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
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
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 got a rare win in a regular rate case earlier this month. In Lemm v. Ecolab, Inc., the Second District cemented California’s adoption of the percentage of total…Continue Reading No Overtime on Overtime – a Qualified Win for Employers
Leave it to California courts to deliver another setback to employers right before the holidays. Near decade-old rounding rules were just dealt a hearty blow. Employers should immediately reconsider rounding…Continue Reading Neutral Rounding Policies on Life Support
How does a California employer prove in litigation that it actually provides rest breaks? How much evidence is enough? Well, after litigating this issue what seems to be hundreds of…Continue Reading Give Me a Break (a Rest Break That Is)