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New Laws Expand Employers’ Sexual Harassment Prevention Obligations

USA - January 15 2019 As the #MeToo Movement placed a glaring spotlight on the continuing problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, outgoing California Governor Jerry…

Aaron V. O'Donnell, Cathie L. Fields, Chesley D. Quaide, Eve P. Fichtner.

District-Based Elections Affected by Amendments to the California Voting Rights Act

USA - October 13 2016 Assembly Bill 350, signed by Governor Brown on September 28, 2016, imposes changes to the process used by political subdivisions to establish…

David A. Soldani, Mark R. Bresee, Tiffany M. Tran, Warren S. Kinsler.

Employers Must Include Cash-in-Lieu of Benefits in Calculating Regular Rate for Overtime Pay

USA - June 17 2016 Ruling on an issue that had never been decided by any court in the country, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employer must include…

Chesley D. Quaide, Sharon J. Ormond.

Texas Federal Court Halts Implementation of New Federal Overtime Rule Nationwide

USA - November 28 2016 On November 22, 2016, a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas halted implementation the Department of Labor’s rule amending the salary basis…

Sharon J. Ormond.

SB 415 Prohibits Off-Cycle Local Elections in Jurisdictions that Experience a Significant Decrease in Voter Turnout

USA - December 16 2016 Senate Bill 415, also known as the California Voter Participation Rights Act (CVPRA), added sections 14050 - 14057 to the Elections Code as of January…

Chesley D. Quaide, David A. Soldani, Tiffany M. Tran, Warren S. Kinsler.