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2020 Legislative Summary Employment Law, Part VI

January 21, 2020 by , , , , , and

This is the final post of our six-part series summarizing significant legislative changes in labor and employment law for 2020. PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR & EMPLOYMENT AB 378 – Family childcare providers: Bargaining representative This bill… Read More

2020 Legislative Summary Employment Law, Part V

January 16, 2020 by , , , , , and

This post is the fifth part of our six-part series summarizing significant legislative changes in labor and employment law for 2020. Today we are addressing developments in anti-discrimination/harassment law. Our final post will address public… Read More

2020 Legislative Summary Employment Law, Part IV

January 14, 2020 by , , , , , and

This post is the fourth part of our six-part series summarizing significant legislative changes in labor and employment law for 2020. Today we are addressing developments in health and safety law. Our coming posts will… Read More

2020 Legislative Summary Employment Law, Part III

January 9, 2020 by , , , , , and

This post is the third part of our six-part series summarizing significant legislative changes in labor and employment law for 2020. Today we are addressing developments in family leave and accommodation law. Our coming posts… Read More

2020 Legislative Summary Employment Law, Part II

January 7, 2020 by , , , , , and

This post is the second part of our six-part series summarizing significant legislative changes in labor and employment law for 2020. Today we are addressing developments in wage and hour law. Our coming posts will… Read More

2020 Legislative Summary Employment Law, Part I

January 2, 2020 by , , , , , and

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT AB 5 – Worker status: Employee vs. Independent Contractor. This bill codifies the California Supreme Court decision in the Dynamex case and expands its application to California’s employment laws. For purposes of the… Read More

PERB Finds “Exploding” Offer, Without Rationale, Constitutes Bad Faith Bargaining

July 10, 2019 by

Employers often use “exploding” offers – offers that expire on a certain date – as a hammer and incentive to move the parties to agreement. PERB has now issued an important decision placing limitations on… Read More

Truckers Deemed Employees – as the Independent Contractor Debate in the Trucking Industry Rages On

May 1, 2019 by

A federal district court judge has issued a decision rejecting a trucking association’s attack on the California Supreme Court’s recent decision establishing a new test to distinguish between employees and independent contractors for purposes of… Read More

Employers Must Notify Employees of their Right to Decline Before Conducting Interviews in Preparation for PERB or Arbitration Hearings

March 28, 2019 by

The NLRB has long had a rule that requires employers, prior to interviewing union members about an upcoming NLRB trial, to assure employees that their participation is voluntary and that no reprisals will be taken… Read More

Right to Union Representation Not Limited to Interviews

March 20, 2019 by

In 2015, PERB held that the right to a union representative under California law is broader than the NLRA’s version under Weingarten. In 2017, in SEIU v. Sonoma County Superior Court, PERB extended Weingarten to… Read More