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Arbitration in Employment Sea Change?: Ninth Circuit Holds Mandatory Class Action Waivers Unlawful

USA - August 30 2016 Can employers still require employees to sign arbitration agreements with class action waivers as a condition of employment? Last week, the Ninth...

Timothy B. Del Castillo, Jessica R. Perry.

California Enacts New PAGA Amendments as Part of Governor’s Budget Bill

USA - July 5 2016 The Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) authorizes aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves...

Lynne C. Hermle, Allison Riechert Giese.

Employers Left Hanging Again: Coates v. Farmers Reaches Settlement & Still No Answers on Interpreting California’s Fair Pay Act

USA - May 10 2016 What many were hoping would bring clarity to California’s Fair Pay Act, further left employers in the dark on how to interpret the Act. On April 29...

Allison Riechert Giese, Erin M. Connell.

Protection for LGBT Workers on the Rise: EEOC Files First Title VII Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination

USA - March 15 2016 Earlier this month, the EEOC filed its first lawsuits against employers alleging sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII, arguing that...

Shaunicie Fielder, Jill L. Rosenberg.

New Year, New Laws: A Summary of Hot Button Employment Laws to Hit the Books in 2016

USA - January 6 2016 From coast to coast, as the calendar turned to 2016, a host of new employment laws became effective. States and local government are imposing broad...

Christopher Wilkinson, Lisa Lupion.