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Alerts Expansion of Rights for Victims of Workplace Sexual Harassment in California

USA - October 3 2018 On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law several bills aimed at strengthening the rights of an individual alleging...

James Smith, Teresa L. Bouchard, Susan W. Pangborn.


California Supreme Court Restricts “De Minimis” Defense in State-Law Claims for Small Amounts of Unpaid Wages

USA - July 30 2018 Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, a well-established body of law rejects claims for unpaid minimum wages and overtime based on very small...

James Smith, Chuck Rice, Susan W. Pangborn.


Supreme Court Approves Employers’ Use of Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

USA - May 25 2018 In a highly anticipated opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 21, 2018, that employers may require employees to enter into arbitration...

Christin J. Jones, John W. Alden, Charles E. Feuss.


Alerts Supreme Court Approves Employers’ Use of Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

USA - May 22 2018 In a highly anticipated opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 21, 2018, that employers may require employees to enter into arbitration...

Christin J. Jones, John W. Alden, Charles E. Feuss.


Insights: Alerts California Supreme Court Adopts a More Streamlined, Worker-Friendly Test to Determine Independent Contractor Status

USA - May 2 2018 In a broad-ranging decision issued on April 30, 2018, the Supreme Court of California announced a new legal standard to determine whether a worker is...

Susan W. Pangborn, Thomas H. Christopher, Flora Manship.