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Donohue - Rethinking California Meal Period Claims

USA - March 1 2021 On Feb. 25, 2021, the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC. The opinion answers two…

Ashley M. Farrell Pickett.

California Revamps its Reopening Criteria for Businesses and Activities

USA - September 1 2020 On Friday, August 28, 2020, Governor Newsom unveiled the State’s new tiered system for identifying and reducing COVID-19 infection risks in each…

Ellen M. Bandel.

AB5 Update: California Legislature Seeks Shake-Up of Gig Economy; Any Impact of CA Independent Contractor Laws on Franchisors Remains Unclear

USA - September 24 2019 On Sept. 18, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law. AB5, effective Jan. 1, 2020, seeks to codify and clarify a…

Ashley M. Farrell Pickett, David W. Oppenheim, Michael Wertheim.

2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back: California Supreme Court Nixes Plaintiffs’ Ability to Recover Unpaid Wages Under PAGA, but Forecloses Defendants’ Path to Arbitration

USA - September 13 2019 On Sept. 12, 2019, the California Supreme Court in ZB, N.A. V. Superior Court of San Diego County (Lawson) delivered a victory for California…

Ashley M. Farrell Pickett, Michael Wertheim.

California Supreme Court Holds California Statutes and Wage Orders do not Incorporate FLSA De Minimis Doctrine; Declines to Decide Whether De Minimis Principle May Ever Apply to Wage and Hour Claims

USA - July 30 2018 On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation, in which it considered the…

Radha D.S. Kulkarni.