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4 key lessons from Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk

USA - December 17 2014 While helpful to some employers, Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk does not fundamentally change the law of compensable working time. On December…

Co-authors: Linda M. Inscoe, John D. Shyer, Nicole R. Vanderlaan Smith.


Employees may use company email to support unions

USA - December 15 2014 On December 10, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision reversing a 2007 NLRB decision which held that an employer could…

Co-authors: Linda M. Inscoe, John D. Shyer.


California employees may waive right to arbitrate on behalf of a class, but not PAGA claims

USA - June 30 2014 California Supreme Court rules the Federal Arbitration Act preempts State's refusal to enforce class arbitration waivers on public policy or…

Co-authors: Linda M. Inscoe, Nicole R. Vanderlaan Smith, Erica L. Anderson.


California limits employer access to employee/applicant social media

USA - October 10 2012 On September 27, 2012, California became the third state to enact legislation protecting employees, job applicants, university students and prospective students against coerced disclosure of usernames, passwords and other information related to personal social media accounts, such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter accounts, text messages, private email accounts, blogs and podcasts.

Co-authors: Linda M. Inscoe.


California Supreme Court clarifies meal and rest break rules — employers must relieve employees of all duties, but need not prevent employees from working during breaks

USA - April 13 2012 On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court.

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