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California Employment Law Notes - January 2017
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2017

Jennifer Augustus filed this putative class action on behalf of all ABM security guards, alleging that ABM consistently failed to provide


Los Angeles’ New “Ban the Box” Ordinance Prohibits Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Their Criminal History
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2016

On December 9, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the “Fair Chance Initiative” into law. The new law, also referred to as the “Ban the Box”


What’s Next for Traditional Labor with President-Elect Trump in Office?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2016

President-elect Trump’s strong base with blue collar workers helped him win yesterday’s election, despite significant union backing for Hillary


Wage and Hour Implications with President-Elect Trump
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2016

Aside from proposing potential carve-outs for small businesses under the new overtime rules that go into effect on December 1, 2016 and supporting


Paid Family Leave Benefits Increased
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2016

Beginning January 1, 2018, the amount of paid family leave benefits increases from 55 percent of earnings to 60 or 70 percent of earnings, depending


Additional Workplace Smoking Restrictions
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2016

This bill expands the prohibition on smoking in a place of employment to include an owner-operated business. It also eliminates most of the specified


Employer Did Not Misappropriate Name And Likeness Of Employee
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2016

Kurt Knutsson, a technology Reporter who created “Kurt the CyberGuy” video segments for use


No Disclosure Of Juvenile Criminal History Required(Including Rape And Murder)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2016

This bill prohibits an employer from asking an applicant for employment to disclose, or from utilizing as a factor in determining any condition of


Bond Required To Challenge Labor Commissioner Rulings
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2016

An employer seeking a writ of mandate contesting the Labor Commissioner’s ruling regarding the failure to pay minimum wage must post a bond with the


Employer Is Not Liable For $885,000 In Damages Caused By Off-Duty Employee
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2016

Leopoldo Jorge, Jr., sued Almir Da Fonseca and his employer, the Culinary Institute of