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U.S. Supreme Court narrows public-sector unions' ability to collect special assessments or extra union dues and raises doubts about "fair share fees"
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court held Thursday, June 21, that the Service Employees International Union violated the First Amendment rights of California state employees when it imposed a special political assessment without first issuing a notice explaining the additional fees and giving nonunion members a chance to object


The EEOC final regulations under the ADAAA
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2011

On September 25, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) into law


Supreme court extends Fair Labor Standards Act anti-retaliation protection to employees who make oral complaints
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-2 decision, ruled on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, that the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") protects employees who make oral complaints about a violation of the FLSA


Supreme Court endorses "cat's paw" theory of employer liability for discriminatory employment actions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

On March 1, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a near-unanimous decision in the closely watched employment case, Staub v. Proctor Hospital, No. 90-400


New EEOC regulations implement the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

On January 10, 2011, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) took effect, interpreting and clarifying the Act's employment provisions


IRS -- 2011 standard mileage rates
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Under the newly released 2011 IRS standard mileage rates, taxpayers can receive a reimbursement of $0.51 for each business mile driven


California Court of Appeal decision awards civil penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 for violation of wage order
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

In Bright v. 99 Only Stores (case no. B220016), the California Court of Appeal held that a cashier could recover civil penalties when her employer failed to provide her suitable seating as required by Wage Order No.7-2001, subdivision 14 (requiring that employers provide employees with seating where the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats


EEOC finalizes GINA regulations
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Effective January 10, 2011, the EEOC's final regulations implementing the employment provisions of Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") go into effect


New laws in San Francisco: increased minimum wage and new exemption and expenditure rates under the san francisco health care security ordinance
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Effective January 2011, the minimum wage will increase to $9.92


New meal break exemptions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Effective January 2011, pursuant to changes to California Labor Code Section 512, construction workers, commercial drivers, certain security officers and employees of electrical corporations, gas corporations, or publicly owned electrical utilities are now exempt from meal break requirements if they are covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement which expressly includes, among other things, provisions for wages, work hours, meal periods and final and binding arbitration of disputes about meal period provisions