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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


California appeals court finds viable wrongful termination claim for firing employee based on prior employer's noncompete
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

In Silguero v. Creteguard, Inc., No. B215179, (decided July 30, 2010), a California Court of Appeals held that a terminated employee had a viable claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy against the employer who terminated him in accordance with a prior employer's noncompete agreement with the employee


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


U.S. Supreme Court approves monitoring of employer-owned electronic equipment
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2010

In City of Ontario, California v. Quon, No. 08-1332, (decided June 17, 2010), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the City's search of an employee's text messages sent through and received on a City-issued pager was reasonable, and accordingly, the City did not violate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


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


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


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