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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


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


Paid leave for organ and bone marrow donors
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Effective January 2011, California employers with 15 or more employees must provide paid leave to organ and bone marrow donors


FLSA requires lactation accommodation by employers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"), the FLSA was amended to require employers to provide non-exempt employees with a private location and reasonable time to express breast milk whenever the employee has a need to


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