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A Review of 2022 Labor & Employment Legislation in California

USA - January 8 2023 The California Legislature passed a number of new and important labor and employment laws during its 2022 session. Pay equity remained a key issue as…

Aaron L. Agenbroad, Allison Crow, Mark E. Earnest, Kelsey A. Israel-Trummel, Amanda C. Sommerfeld

Supreme Court Upholds Representative Action Waivers In Employee Arbitration Agreements

USA - June 30 2022 In 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC that employers could not enforce agreements to individually…

Aaron L. Agenbroad, Allison Crow, Michael J. Gray, Kelsey A. Israel-Trummel, Matthew W. Lampe

California Supreme Court Authorizes Additional Remedies for Meal Break Violations: Waiting Time and Wage Statement Penalties Now on the Menu

USA - May 30 2022 The California Supreme Court sides with employees in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, finding derivative claims available for waiting time and…

Elizabeth B. McRee, Aaron L. Agenbroad, Allison Crow, Mark E. Earnest, Kelsey A. Israel-Trummel

A Review of 2021 Labor & Employment Legislation in California

USA - December 10 2021 The 2021 California legislative session saw the passage of a number of new labor and employment laws. Although many relate to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Aaron L. Agenbroad, Allison Crow, Mark E. Earnest, Kelsey A. Israel-Trummel, F. Curt Kirschner Jr.

California Supreme Court Concludes "Regular Rate of Pay" Applies When Calculating Meal and Rest Period Penalties

USA - July 22 2021 The California Supreme Court holds that "regular rate of compensation" used for calculating meal and rest period premiums is identical to "regular…

Elizabeth B. McRee, Aaron L. Agenbroad, Allison Crow, Mark E. Earnest, Kelsey A. Israel-Trummel