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By: Alden J. Parker What do you think of when you think about St. Patrick’s Day? Corn Beef, Cabbage, Green Beer, John Wayne’s greatest movie “The Quiet Man”, new governmental regulations for bars and restaurants? WHAT!?!Just in time for one of the busiest days of the year...
By: Chelcey E. Lieber On March 2, 2012, United States District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson invalidated portions of the National Labor Relations Board’s recent “Notification of Employee Rights” rule, which, as previously discussed in our posts, requires...
By: Brendan J. Begley Making national headlines today is the news of a physician’s assistant who obtained an astronomical $167 million jury verdict against her employer in a Sacramento federal court. Going largely unreported, however, is information about the case (Ani Chopourian v. Catholic...
Make Sure to Review Federal Exemptions When Fighting Class Actions in California: Court Finds Truck Route Drivers' Break Claims Preempted By FAAAA
By: Alden J. Parker Countless employers have now been faced with class action litigation, making claims for various deviations from the California Labor Code. Many times employers will face these head on with evidence that the claims made by one former employee are not sufficiently common to a...
By: Brendan J. Begley An employer’s ability to have disputes with employees resolved by arbitrators instead of courts had some ups and downs in recent days. One of those developments suggests that employers should review and perhaps revise their arbitration agreements to keep them enforceable...
The State of California Signed an MOU with the Federal Department of Labor Together They Will Locate and Punish Those Who Misclassify Independent Contractors By: Lizbeth V. West, Esq. In my November 4, 2011 post, I discussed a new California law (Labor Code § 226.8) that imposes serious...
By: Alden J. Parker Whether you needed a new hiring manager or not, you just got one. On January 23, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by supermarket owners in Los Angeles. While the U.S. Supreme Court did not rule, the effect of their rejection of the appeal is to let stand the...
By: Scott M. Plamondon The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) thinks so. The EEOC recently posted a letter to its website stating that it may be unlawful for employers to require a job applicant to have obtained a high school...
By: Lizbeth V. West, Esq. The employment lawyers at Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin (WGCT&T) want to remind all employers that their OSHA 300a Annual Summary Report must be posted in the workplace by February 1, 2012 and remain posted until April...
Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back! Class Action Waivers a Violation of the National Labor Relations Act
By: Alden J. Parker If you thought all the news from the NLRB these days had to do with Posters and Recess appointments, think again. On January 6, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board emphatically rejected an arbitration agreement that required employees to waive their class action...