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NLRB Upholds Employee’s Right to Display Pro-Union Slogan and Strikes Down Discriminatory Handbook Provision

March 25, 2019 by

In Constellation Brands and Teamsters Local 601 (367 NLRB No. 79 (Jan. 31, 2019), the National Labor Relations Board affirmed that a cellar department employee engaged in protected activity by wearing a vest on which… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Roundup – Part Two of Two

January 23, 2019 by , , , , and

The California Legislature passed several important labor and employment bills during the 2018 session that Governor Brown recently signed into law.  Here is a brief summary of the most notable changes grouped by subject.  All… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Roundup – Part One of Two

January 18, 2019 by , , , , and

The California Legislature passed several important labor and employment bills during the 2018 session that Governor Brown recently signed into law.  Here is a brief summary of the most notable changes grouped by subject.  All… Read More

Court Rejects Classification of Employee as Trainee

July 10, 2017 by

A California appellate court has issued a decision that emphasizes the narrow circumstances under which a worker may be treated as an unpaid “trainee” and confirms that nonmonetary benefits may not be attributed to employee… Read More

California Supreme Court Bans On-Call Rest Breaks

January 4, 2017 by

The California Supreme Court on December 22, 2016, issued a decision upholding the right of employees to take a duty-free rest break. Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc.The case involved a challenge to ABM Security… Read More

NLRB Clarifies Purchaser’s Bargaining Obligation

September 19, 2016 by

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision that emphasizes the importance of a purchaser’s communications with a selling employer’s employees before taking over the operations of the seller. The decision, Nexeo Solutions, LLC,… Read More

New Final Rule Updates Outdated Overtime Regulations, Expanding Overtime Coverage to Millions of Workers

June 6, 2016 by

The Department of Labor has published a Final Rule updating overtime regulations that will extend overtime pay to 4.2 million workers across the country.  This update was badly needed, as the portion of employees qualifying… Read More

Rah Rah! California Recognizes Pro Cheerleaders Are Employees

August 24, 2015 by

Governor Brown has signed a bill passed by the California legislature mandating that cheerleaders performing for California-based professional sports teams be employed as employees, not as independent contractors.  The bill affirms that cheerleaders are employees… Read More

It’s About Time: The DOL Proposes Expansion of Federal Overtime Coverage

August 17, 2015 by

And now for a long-overdue development in federal overtime law:  at President Obama’s direction, the Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on July 6, 2015 to expand overtime protection to millions of… Read More

Employee Or Independent Contractor? New DOL Guidance Sheds Light

August 10, 2015 by

On July 15, the United States Department of Labor weighed in on a topic in employment law receiving increasing media attention–the misclassification of employees as “independent contractors.”  In the new Guidance memo, the DOL lays… Read More