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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


IRS to audit 6,000 companies to enforce employment tax compliance
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2009

In the next few months, the IRS will launch comprehensive tax examinations of approximately 6,000 random U.S. companies as part of its National Research Program on employment tax compliance


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


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


California Supreme Court to decide whether employers must ensure that meal breaks are taken
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

Giving clarity to the rules governing meal breaks, the California Court of Appeal, in Brinker v. Superior Court, 165 Cal. App. 4th 25 (2008), held that while California employers cannot impede, discourage or dissuade employees from taking meal breaks, they need only provide, not ensure, that such breaks are taken


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


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


EFCA update: compromise, delay and uncertainty
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2009

For the past few months, Senate leadership has been managing expectations on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), the bill backed by organized labor designed to make it easier to organize employees and negotiate first-time contracts


2010 new law: workers' compensation update
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

A new bill has amended California Labor Code 3600 to make it illegal for employers to deny claims of an employee's injury or death occurring during the course of the employee's work when the perpetrator's motives are based on the employee's sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation


2010 new laws on safety for healthcare facilities and educational institutions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

Assembly Bill 1083 is an added requirement to the California Health and Safety Code that requires all licensed hospitals to conduct an annual security and safety assessment