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Classifying employees as exempt from overtime may become a lot more costly

USA - July 2 2015 This week, the Department of Labor announced proposed changes to the white-collar overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). If...

Bill to further increase California’s minimum wage approved by state Senate

USA - June 2 2015 Yesterday, proposed legislation (SB 3 -- Leno) to increase California's minimum wage to $11hour in 2016 and to $13hour in 2017 was approved by...

SCOTUS denies review of another case involving PAGA representative action waivers in arbitration agr

USA - June 1 2015 Today, the United States Supreme Court unfortunately denied review in Bridgestone Retail Operations v. Milton Brown (Docket No. 14-790) thereby...

U.S. Supreme Court sides with EEOC in Abercrombie headscarf case

USA - June 1 2015 Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, reversing a Tenth Circuit win for the retailer in a religious...

Court says PAGA representative action waiver is unenforceable even though plaintiff had ability to opt out of arbitration agreement

USA - March 3 2015 Last week a California Court of Appeal addressed various issues relating to the enforceability of an employment arbitration agreement containing a...