• 04.24.19

    First Circuit: Age May Be Just a Number

    Discriminatory animus cannot be inferred simply because a 62-year-old employee was replaced by a 36-year-old worker for a new position that was inferior to the plaintiff’s previous job, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ruled.

  • 03.27.19

    DOL Steers Middle Course With White Collar Exemption Proposal

    After several years and much uncertainty, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a new proposed rule that would raise the annual minimum salary requirement for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” overtime exemption to $35,308, or $679 per week.

  • 03.27.19

    DOL Issues Proposed New Salary Thresholds for Exempt Employees

    As expected, on March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which, if adopted, would raise the minimum salary thresholds for the FLSA’s “white collar” and “highly-compensated” exemptions.

  • 02.27.19

    Calling California Employers: On-Call Shifts May Trigger Reporting Time Pay

    An employer’s on-call scheduling practice triggered the reporting time pay requirements of California’s Wage Order 7, an appellate court in the state recently held, reversing dismissal of the suit.

  • 02.27.19

    New ‘White Collar’ Salary Thresholds Expected Imminently

    In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a “final rule,” which, among other changes, would have increased from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year) the minimum salary threshold required in order to consider whether an employee may be exempt under the ...

  • 02.14.19

    Newsom’s Six-Month Paid Family Leave Agenda

    Shortly after being sworn in as the new governor of California, Gavin Newsom proposed extending California’s current six-week paid family leave (PFL) to six months.

  • 01.29.19

    Predictable Scheduling Regulations May Require Call-In Pay for Employees

    Pursuant to anticipated new “predictable scheduling” regulations, New York employers may soon have to provide employees with “call-in pay” for certain unworked hours.

  • 01.08.19

    Impact of Dynamex Continues to Grow

    We continue to see the impact of the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles decision about what is the legal standard to determine whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors.

  • 12.27.18

    New Year, New Sick Leave Entitlements

    With the New Year approaching and employee leave accruals resetting, employers must be mindful of the continually-evolving laws governing employees’ use of, and entitlement to, leave time in the jurisdictions where they conduct business.

  • 12.05.18

    California Appellate Panel: No Fees, Costs for Nonfrivolous FEHA Cases

    An award to a prevailing party for fees and costs after the losing party rejected a Section 998 pretrial settlement offer does not apply to nonfrivolous cases filed under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), a California appellate panel has ruled.