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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bond requirement for wage claim appeals
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Effective January 2011, under the new amendment to California Labor Code Section 98.2, employers, before filing an appeal of a wage claim administrative decision, will be required to post a bond or pay a cash deposit to the court in the amount of the judgment received in the administrative hearing


Revised heat regulations include new shade provisions and training requirements
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Under recent revisions, employers are required to provide shade when temperatures reach 85 degrees Fahrenheit and to institute "high-heat" procedures (such as observing employees for signs of illness and reminding employees to drink water) at 95 degrees


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