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You can’t get paid for sleeping on the job

USA - July 23 2013 Employees who live in employer-provided housing as part of their job may not so easily claim wages for 24-hour periods of work under California's…

Kimpo Ngoi, Gary R. Siniscalco

“Picking off” plaintiffs in FLSA collective actions: Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk

USA - May 7 2013 Earlier this month in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court held that it is permissible for defendants…

Lynne C. Hermle, Mark R. Thompson

Rule 23(b) or not to be: Wang v. Chinese news the Ninth Circuit’s latest decision to reevaluate certification after Wal-Mart

USA - March 20 2013 The Ninth Circuit's recent decision in Wang v. Chinese Daily News is the latest to affirm that Wal-Mart v. Dukes is controlling in wage-and-hour…

Rachel J. Muoio, Robert S. Shwarts

California Court of Appeal denies wage-and-hour class claims and enforces arbitration agreement under Concepcion

USA - January 30 2013 Employers in California have been watching closely to see how courts will apply the United States Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility v…

Daniel J. Corbett, Julie A. Totten

Post-Brinker class certification decisions

USA - July 6 2012 On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, 53 Cal. 4th 1004 (2012) issued a critical decision regarding break and off-the-clock class claims and the standards governing an employer’s obligation to provide breaks under California law.

Joseph C. Liburt, Julia C. Riechert