• 12.15.16

    New EEOC Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

    For the first time in more than a decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new guidance on national origin discrimination.

  • 12.12.16

    Voters Embrace Minimum Wage Increases, Legalized Marijuana

    While employers wait to see the impact of Donald Trump's forthcoming presidency, voters made their feelings clear on two employment-related issues: minimum wage and marijuana.

  • 11.22.16

    AARP Challenges EEOC’s Wellness Program Regulations

    The AARP filed suit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in D.C. federal court, requesting an injunction to halt the implementation of the EEOC’s new wellness program regulations.

  • 11.03.16

    California Employers Have Special Obligations on Election Day

    Next Tuesday our nation goes to the polls in what pundits expect will be record numbers. California employers have special obligations on Election Day to allow employees sufficient time to vote. Employers should ensure that they have a full understanding of and plan for responding appropriately to ...

  • 10.31.16

    DOJ to Investigate No-Poach and Wage-Fixing Agreements Criminally

    Human resources professionals beware. Conversations with others in your industry regarding employee pay, benefits and no-hire agreements could land you in jail.

  • 10.25.16

    California Employers Face New Laws

    Employers in California will be facing some new laws in the coming months as Governor Jerry Brown signed several employment-related bills on the last day of the legislative session.

  • 10.10.16

    Employers Can’t Arbitrate Any Issues Related to PAGA Claim

    The California Supreme Court’s decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles forecloses an employer’s ability to require a worker to arbitrate a threshold issue of standing to bring a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claim, a state appellate panel recently ruled.

  • 09.27.16

    California Appellate Court Moves Associational Disability Claims Forward

    Recognizing associational disability claims, a California appellate panel ruled that an employee's claim for disability discrimination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) can move forward.

  • 09.08.16

    Ninth Circuit Sides With NLRB on Class Waivers

    Siding with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals pushed the question of whether it violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to require employees to sign agreements precluding them from bringing concerted legal claims in any forum one step closer to ...

  • 08.26.16

    Arbitrator Or Judge? California Supreme Court Weighs in

    Yet again, the California Supreme Court considered arbitration in the context of an employment agreement, this time reflecting on whether a judge or an arbitrator should decide whether class arbitration is available where the agreement is silent on the matter.