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PERB Orders Reimbursement of Attorneys’ Fees as Make Whole Remedy for Unilateral Change

March 12, 2021 by

In an unusual case, PERB has awarded attorneys fee to a union as part of the remedy for an unlawful unilateral change. The case involved a collective bargaining agreement between the Sacramento City Teachers Association… Read More

“Charter” Counties Allowed to Unilaterally Recoup Employee Overpayments

March 5, 2021 by

Generally, California employers can only deduct salary overpayments from an employee’s paycheck with the employee’s consent or with a court order obtained through the wage garnishment process. But a California appellate court has now ruled… Read More

2021 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY, EMPLOYMENT LAW PART 3

February 26, 2021 by , , , , , , , and

Independent Contractor Status Proposition 22, App-Based Transportation and Delivery Companies Exempt from Providing Employee Benefits to Certain Drivers – California voters approved Prop. 22, which now allows application-based transportation and delivery companies that provide ride-share… Read More

2021 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY, EMPLOYMENT LAW PART 2

February 19, 2021 by , , , , , , , and

Protected Leave SB 1383, Expansion of Family Rights Act – This bill dramatically expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to apply to most employers and cover additional reasons for leave. Under existing law, CFRA… Read More

2021 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY, EMPLOYMENT LAW PART 1

February 12, 2021 by , , , , , , , and

We are presenting our annual Legislative Summary of Employment Law in three parts this year. Part 1, below, addresses COVID-19 development; Part 2 will address protected-leave developments; and Part 3 will address independent contractor and… Read More

Losing the Battle but Winning the War to Protect Public Pensions

September 23, 2020 by

The California Supreme Court recently issued a long-awaited decision with far-reaching impact in Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Association et al., v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association et al. The key issue in this case was… Read More

Trump NLRB Destroys Historic Protections for Workers Engaged in Union Activities

August 31, 2020 by

It can be discouraging keeping track of the Trump NLRB’s rollback of worker rights, but it’s important for unions and their members to keep abreast of the shifting legal landscape. One recent setback alters the… Read More

Courts Address Waiver of “Compulsory Travel Time” Pay and Circumstances that Bring Travel Time Under Employer Control

July 17, 2020 by

Two different appellate districts in the California Courts of Appeal last month took up the question of whether an employer should pay employees for time spent traveling to their worksites. In Gutierrez v. Brand Energy… Read More

California Supreme Court Clarifies Application of California Wage Rules to Employees Working in More Than One State

July 8, 2020 by

In companion cases involving application of the California labor code to the airline industry, the California Supreme Court has clarified how two important sections of the Labor Code apply to employees who perform work both… Read More

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Trump NLRB Strikes Again: Employers Unleashed to Unilaterally Discipline Following Union Certification

June 25, 2020 by

In its latest attack on union and employee rights, the Trump National Labor Relations Board has now overruled precedent requiring employers to give notice and an opportunity to bargain before implementing discipline in the period… Read More