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What You Should Know When Establishing a 401(k) Plan: A Guide for New Plan Sponsors

USA - October 30 2017 Setting up a new 401(k) plan seems like it should be simple. Many companies offer a 401(k) plan to their employees, and prospective plan sponsors...


Fenwick employment brief - September 2015

USA - September 23 2015 In late August, the California Senate and Assembly passed AB 465, which, if signed by Governor Jerry Brown, will make pre-employment mandatory...

Daniel J. McCoy, Saundra L. M. Riley.


Employees must be paid for on-call time while required to stay on work premises

USA - July 19 2013 In Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc., a California Court of Appeal ruled that security guards must be paid for time spent on-call where they...

Daniel J. McCoy, Allen Kato.


DOMA and Prop 8 rulings clear the way for same-sex marriages in California and require changes in employee benefits

USA - July 19 2013 In U.S. v. Windsor, the court struck down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") as unconstitutional. DOMA, for purposes of...

Daniel J. McCoy, Allen Kato.


Waiver of class action remedy enforced even though anticipated costs of individual arbitration exceeded maximum potential recovery

USA - July 19 2013 In American Express Company v. Italian Colors Restaurant, a non-employment case, the Supreme Court enforced a class action waiver in an American...

Daniel J. McCoy, Allen Kato.