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Employment Law

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

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

Resignation in Lieu of Termination Disqualifies Public Employee from PERS Disability Retirement Benefits

April 17, 2019 by

Ordinarily a public-sector employee who is terminated for cause loses the right to claim PERS disability retirement benefits. But how does this standard apply to an employee who is initially terminated for alleged cause, but… Read More

Drivers Making In-State Delivery of Out-of-State Goods Protected from Mandatory Arbitration of California Wage Claims

April 10, 2019 by

California labor law has a number of worker-friendly provisions that offer better protection to workers than federal minimum standards. California’s requirements that employees be paid daily overtime pay after eight hours and that employees receive… Read More

California Court Expands Reporting-Time Pay to On-Call Shifts

March 18, 2019 by

California’s Wage Orders include a requirement that employers pay employees at least two hours’ wages when an employee “reports for work” but is not actually put to work. A California Court of Appeal has now… 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