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.
Tweaking its initial plan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated proposal about the collection of pay data from employers.
Following the recent example of Los Angeles and adding to the current patchwork of jurisdictions providing paid sick leave across the country, two other cities have enacted mandatory sick leave for employees.
Already facing new California employment-related requirements—including the adoption of mandatory sick leave and an uptick in the minimum wage—Los Angeles employers now have an added wrinkle to deal with.
Reflecting the nationwide trend of pay equity, a new bill under consideration by California legislators would extend the state's Fair Pay Act (FPA) to include protections for race and ethnicity.
Three years in the making, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) finalized a new rule mandating the electronic submission of injury and illness data from employers.
On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor issued publicly its long-awaited final regulations updating the "White Collar" exemptions to the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Passed by an overwhelming majority of the federal legislature, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) became law with President Barack Obama's signature on May 11, 2016.
In the latest changes to California employment law, Governor Jerry Brown signed an amendment increasing the payment to employees for family and disability leave in the state.
In a closely watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the use of representative statistical evidence for purposes of class certification in a wage and hour suit was acceptable.