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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

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

Dues Checkoff Authorizations Once Again Suspended Upon Contract Expiration

December 20, 2019 by

The Trump Board has rolled back one more union gain from the Obama Board. After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to enforce the NLRB’s old, but unexplained, rule that employers are not required… Read More

Make Your Voice Heard: Ninth Circuit Blasts Local Restriction on Bullhorn Use

December 17, 2019 by

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked enforcement of a local ordinance that restricted the use of a bullhorn at protests. (Cuviello v. City of Vallejo (Dec. 12, 2019).) In this case, an animal… Read More

California Supreme Court Issues Surprising Decision Limiting Employee Recovery of Unpaid Wages

September 23, 2019 by

In a departure from its recent trend of employee-friendly decisions, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that employees cannot recover unpaid wages as part of a representative class action under the Private Attorney Generals Act… 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

COURT REJECTS EMPLOYER ATTACK ON ALRB ACCESS RULE

May 20, 2019 by

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a longstanding California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (“ALRB”) rule that gives unions access to an employer’s property after written notice and at specific times… Read More