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California Employment Law Update for 2019

USA - January 8 2019 In the final days of California’s 2018 legislative session, and the end of his term, Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a variety of employment…

Delinquent State OSH Agencies Adopt E-Recordkeeping; California Employers to Submit 2017 Injury by Year End

USA - December 18 2018 As we have reviewed previously on the OSHA Defense Report, federal OSHA’s Rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” (aka the…

Daniel C. Deacon, Megan S. Shaked.

Highlights of the Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda - Part 1: Initiatives of the NLRB

USA - May 14 2018 On Wednesday, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs released the Trump Administration’s Unified Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions…

Daniel C. Deacon, Lindsay A. DiSalvo, Kara M. Maciel, Jordan B. Schwartz.

Bucking the Gig Economy, the California Supreme Court Places Steep Hurdle on Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors

USA - May 4 2018 Historically, California has applied a multi-factor test for evaluating whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor. These factors - all…

Seeking to Pave the Way in the #MeToo Era, the California Legislature Veers off Course

USA - April 24 2018 The #MeToo movement, formed in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against high profile public figures, has dramatically changed the discourse…