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California Court Affirms Value of Employee Time Punches in Defeating Class Certification

USA - May 12 2021 In a sweet ruling for employers, a California court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s denial of class certification of a meal break claim due to…

Joseph S. Persoff

California Supreme Court: Employee Time Punches Are Presumptive Evidence of Meal Period Compliance

USA - February 25 2021 California’s Supreme Court issued an opinion today that will likely further increase employers’ risk of class action lawsuits arising out of meal…

Joseph S. Persoff

New California Law Prohibits Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary History

USA - October 20 2017 A new California law (AB 168) was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 12, 2017 that prohibits employers from inquiring about the salary…

Changes in California employment law for 2015

USA - January 13 2015 As Californians get back to business in the new year, we wanted to highlight the following changes to California employment laws for 2015: Mandatory…

Barri L. Friedland, Diamond M. Hicks, Sabrina L. Shadi

The California Court of Appeal disregards differences among cell phone plans; orders reconsideration of refusal to certify class seeking reimbursement of employee expenses

USA - August 21 2014 We are now seeing “bring your own device policies” in the class action context, and at least one court has glossed over differences among cell phone…