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Joseph B. Farrell Latham & Watkins LLP

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California limits employer access to employee/applicant social media *

- 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 *

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


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes: Supreme Court toughens the requirements for certification of employment discrimination class actions *

- August 16 2011
On June 20, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, et al, that limits the ability of employees to pursue class action employment discrimination claims against their employers.

Co-authors: Linda M. Inscoe.


California Supreme Court rules that California’s overtime rules apply to out of state employees performing work in California for California employers *

- July 7 2011
On June 30, 2011, the California Supreme Court issued a decision in Sullivan et al. v. Oracle Corporation that may result in a flurry of class-action claims against large California-based employers and requires California-based employers to immediately examine their practices with respect to paying out-of-state non-exempt employees for work performed in California on a short-term or temporary basis.

Co-authors: Linda M. Inscoe.


New rewards for whistleblowers, new risks for public companies *

- August 10 2010
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) introduces new cash incentives for corporate employees to report suspected wrongdoing directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and significantly expands protection of whistleblowers from employment retaliation.

Co-authors: Pamela S. Palmer, Melanie M. Blunschi, Lawrence A. West.