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Closing the gap left by Brinker re meal-and-rest-period class actions

USA - April 27 2012 The California Court of Appeal this week provided a shield to employers against attacks left open by the state Supreme Court’s momentous decision earlier this month concerning meal and rest periods....

The real story behind the $167 million verdict

USA - March 1 2012 Making national headlines today is the news of a physician’s assistant who obtained an astronomical $167 million jury verdict against her employer in a Sacramento federal court....

Recent developments warrant review of arbitration agreements

USA - February 22 2012 An employer’s ability to have disputes with employees resolved by arbitrators instead of courts had some ups and downs in recent days....

Governor signs bill limiting credit checks of employees and applicants

USA - October 21 2011 Making California the seventh state in the country to enact such a law, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 22 on October 9, 2011....

Refusing to return calls from employees on leave is a risky practice for employers

USA - October 18 2011 A supervisor’s failure to return calls from an employee on family or medical leave may support a retaliation claim against an employer under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)....