• 08.29.19

    New York Dramatically Expands Harassment Protections

    On August 12, Governor Cuomo signed sweeping new legislation toughening and substantially broadening New York’s sexual harassment protections.

  • 08.27.19

    Two California Supreme Court Cases to Keep an Eye On

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has certified two cases to the California Supreme Court on issues with the potential for major impact on employers in the state: meal and rest break policies and the retroactive effect of the landmark Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of ...

  • 08.27.19

    SEC’s Whistleblower Program Reaches New Heights

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award to an overseas whistleblower, with the $500,000 payout bringing the total amount awarded under the program to roughly $385 million.  

  • 08.27.19

    EEOC Can’t Mess With Texas, Fifth Circuit Says

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided with Texas in its challenge to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance for employers on the use of criminal records in hiring.  

  • 08.27.19

    Court Takes Points Off for Employer’s FMLA Violation

    An employee’s lawsuit alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will move forward after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found the employer’s point system effectively violated the plaintiff’s statutory rights.  

  • 08.27.19

    Courts, Not Arbitrators, Decide Gateway Issue of Class Proceedings

    Who should decide the gateway issue of whether an arbitration agreement permits class proceedings? Courts, not arbitrators, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has concluded, joining the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.

  • 07.30.19

    Midyear Recap of Manatt’s Top Employment Law Stories

    Halfway through 2019, it’s time to recap the five biggest employment law stories to date based on the top trafficked links to Manatt’s Employment Law newsletter.  

  • 07.30.19

    Plaintiff’s Request for Shoe Reimbursement Slips Out of Court

    Interpreting California Labor Code Section 2802, an appellate panel in the state ruled that an employer was not required to reimburse its employees for the cost of slip-resistant shoes.  

  • 07.30.19

    Just Pay It: Ninth Circuit Moves Exit Inspection Suit Against Nike Forward

    Exit inspections conducted as retail employees of Nike leave the store may need to be compensated, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit determined in a class action, applying the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Troester v. Starbucks Corp.  

  • 07.30.19

    Despite Epic, California Court Denies Motion to Compel Arbitration

    In the latest arbitration battle involving Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims, a California federal court denied an employer’s motion to compel despite recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis.