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Increased penalties for employers who fail to obtain workers' compensation

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

Senate Bill 313 increases penalties against employers who fail to secure workers' compensation for their employees

Collective-bargaining agreement may require employees to arbitrate age discrimination claims, Supreme Court rules

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2009

On April 1, 2009, in the 5-4 decision 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett, the United States Supreme Court held that a provision in a collective-bargaining agreement requiring union members to arbitrate age discrimination claims is enforceable

Congress considers mandating paid leave for employees

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2009

In yet another example of how the legislative landscape has changed for employers since the 2008 election, two pieces of legislation recently introduced in Congress would require employers to provide paid leave for their employees

EFCA update: compromise, delay and uncertainty

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2009

For the past few months, Senate leadership has been managing expectations on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), the bill backed by organized labor designed to make it easier to organize employees and negotiate first-time contracts

2010 new law: workers' compensation update

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

A new bill has amended California Labor Code 3600 to make it illegal for employers to deny claims of an employee's injury or death occurring during the course of the employee's work when the perpetrator's motives are based on the employee's sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation

2010 new laws on safety for healthcare facilities and educational institutions

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

Assembly Bill 1083 is an added requirement to the California Health and Safety Code that requires all licensed hospitals to conduct an annual security and safety assessment

2010 new law: Civil Air Patrol leave

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

California employers, both private and public, who employ more than fifteen employees, will be required to provide no less than ten days of leave per year for volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol

Federal case decides Rehabilitation Act covers contractor discrimination claims

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

The Ninth Circuit ruled in Fleming v. Yuma Regional Medical Center, 07-16427, that the federal Rehabilitation Act applies to discrimination claims brought by an independent contractor

2010 new law: Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") amendments

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

The 2010 National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") expanded coverage for military exigency leave and military caregiver leave under the FMLA

Implications of California's new e-discovery laws on employers

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

Last summer, California enacted the Electronic Discovery Act, which amended the Civil Discovery Act to include electronically-stored information ("ESI"