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2021 Legislative Summary, Employment Law – Part 1

December 13, 2021 by , , , , , and

We are presenting our annual Legislative Summary of Employment Law in four parts this year. This is Part One. Scope of “Family” Expanded for Family Leave (AB 1033) The California Family Rights Act, like the… Read More

Pay for Missed Breaks Not Limited to Base Pay

October 25, 2021 by

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the one hour of pay that employees are due for missed meal and rest breaks must be paid at the employee’s “regular rate of pay” – that is,… Read More

California’s Gig Worker Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional

September 8, 2021 by

California workers have scored a major victory in the fight against the erosion of labor protections in the gig economy. Last November, California voters approved Proposition 22 with 59% of the vote after a $225… Read More

Scabby Lives: NLRB Rejects Attack On The Rat

August 16, 2021 by

Scabby the Rat – a large, fanged, red-eyed rodent balloon – has become a popular tool for Unions to use to publicize labor disputes, in particular at “secondary” sites where pickets are not allowed. The… Read More

PERB Limits Public Employer Use of Scabs

August 9, 2021 by

The California Public Employment Relations Board has issued a decision clarifying the right of striking public employees to return to work following a strike and limiting the ability of public employers to use the employment… Read More

Ninth Circuit Confirms Limits on Post-CBA Unilateral Changes

August 2, 2021 by

Two years ago in MV Transportation, 368 NLRB No. 66 (2019), the Trump NLRB handed management a significant gift by adopting a new standard for applying contractual management-rights clauses to authorize unilateral actions during the… Read More

Double Check the Math: Courts Clarify What Employers Must Include on Wage Statements

July 26, 2021 by

The California Labor Code requires employers when issuing employee paychecks to include itemized wage statements with detailed information about how the wages were calculated, as well as a listing of the hours worked at each… Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision Undermining Workers’ Rights Under ALRA

July 15, 2021 by

On June 23, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision undermining workers’ rights under California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA). The ALRA was passed over 40 years ago in order to rectify agricultural workers’… Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Two Attacks on Public Sector Union Representation

July 6, 2021 by and

At least for the time being, public sector unions can breathe a sigh of relief that they may continue to serve as the exclusive bargaining representative for all of the public employees in a bargaining… Read More

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