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Software programmer criminally charged for hacking former employer's network
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2013

The federal Department of Justice recently filed criminal charges against a 41-year old software programmer and system manager who hacked into his


Home delivery drivers working in California misclassified as contractors
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

In Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corp., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that California delivery drivers were improperly classified as


California employees can waive class claims in an arbitration agreement, but not PAGA claims
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

Resolving an issue that has created uncertainty for California employers, the California Supreme Court recently held inIskanian v. CLS Transportation


Obama NLRB appointments declared unconstitutional
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

Affirming a decision of the D.C Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court held in NLRB v. Noel Canningthat President Obama's January


Employee fired for planning to file for bankruptcy can pursue retaliation claim
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

The bankruptcy code prohibits an employer from discriminating against or terminating an employee for filing or having filed for bankruptcy protection


But no agreement to arbitrate where agreement contains PAGA waiver that was not severable
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

When an arbitration agreement contained an unenforceable waiver of claims under California's Private Attorneys General Act ("PAGA") and the agreement


California security guards’ on-call break periods not compensable work time
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

In contrast to the California Supreme Court's ruling in Mendiola, a California appeals court in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. held that


Buyer permitted to enforce arbitration agreement with acquired company’s employees
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

A California court of appeal ruled in Marenco v. DirecTV, LLC that DirecTV could enforce an arbitration agreement between a company it purchased and


Termination of employee for engaging in outside work while on FMLACFRA upheld, but “honest belief” standard not addressed
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

In Richey v. AutoNation, Inc., the California Supreme Court held that an arbitrator committed no legal error when he determined that an employer


Inability to work for boss not a disability; transfer to another supervisor not a reasonable accommodation
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

In Alsup v. U.S. Bancorp, a federal district court in California dismissed a plaintiff's claims of disability discrimination, failure to accommodate