Though you may still be on a sugar high from Halloween, the new year is fast approaching, and with it, the onset of several new California employment laws. Employers shouldContinue Reading 2024 Handbook Updates: What You Can’t Afford to Miss
You’ve taken the right steps. You prepared and rolled out an enforceable arbitration agreement to your employees. Not surprisingly in California, you were sued. The Plaintiff, by force or voluntarily…Continue Reading Pay Your Arbitration Fees on Time or Forfeit Arbitration
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 penalties…Continue 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
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…Continue Reading ALERT: CHANGE IN LAW – RETALIATION PROTECTION NOW GIVEN TO EMPLOYEES COMPLAINING OF KNOWN VIOLATIONS
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