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New Final Rule Updates Outdated Overtime Regulations, Expanding Overtime Coverage to Millions of Workers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

An Employee By Any Other Name… Is Still An Employee

July 6, 2015 by

On June 3, 2015, the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement ruled that Uber driver Barbara Berwick is legally an employee.  Under California Labor Code Section 2802, employers must reimburse employees for all necessary business expenses. … Read More

Recent Developments in Anti-Discrimination Law

May 25, 2015 by

Courts reaffirmed California’s commitment to protecting workers from discrimination and harassment in two decisions published recently. In Hirst v. City of Oceanside, a California Court of Appeals affirmed the broad reach of California’s anti-harassment laws,… Read More

On-Call Employee Sleep Time Can Count As Compensable ‘Hours Worked’

January 23, 2015 by

On January 8, 2015, the California Supreme Court published an important decision confirming the California rules defining when on-call hours are compensable, and, for the first time, ruling that on-call sleeping hours must be included… Read More