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California Supreme Court Departs From Federal Law in Overtime Calculations

USA - March 8 2018 Although most states follow federal law in calculating overtime and other wage and hour issues, California does not. The California Supreme Court…

Don’t Ask, Do Tell: Calif. Adopts New Salary History, Pay Scale Requirements

USA - October 25 2017 On Oct. 12, 2017, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that restricts employers' use of applicants' salary history during the hiring process…

Brian D. Barger, Sabrina A. Beldner, Micah B. Schwartz

Court Strikes Down Obama Administration Overtime Rule

USA - September 1 2017 On Aug. 31, 2017, a federal court in Texas struck down the Obama-era Department of Labor rule that would have significantly expanded overtime…

Michael J. DiMattia, Brian D. Barger, David L. Greenspan, Christopher M. Michalik, Michael R. Phillips, Bruce M. Steen

Calif. High Court OKs Discovery of Employee Contact Info Based on Filing of PAGA Suit

USA - July 14 2017 On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court handed down a decision in a long-running dispute in wage and hour litigation regarding whether…

California Supreme Court Clarifies State “Day of Rest” Requirements

USA - May 10 2017 On May 8, 2017, in Mendoza v. Nordstrom Inc., the California Supreme Court clarified California’s 80-year-old laws entitling employees to a “day of…

Brian D. Fahy