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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...

Randall D. Avram, Thomas H. Christopher, Flora Manship.


California Supreme Court Establishes Overtime-Calculation Formula for Employees Receiving Flat-Sum Bonuses

USA - March 8 2018 Under both federal and state law, overtime compensation owed to a nonexempt employee must be based on the employee's "regular rate of pay." That...

James Smith, Alice Yu.


Second Circuit Becomes the Second Federal Appeals Court to Hold That Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

USA - March 2 2018 On February 26, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit became the second federal appeals court to rule that Title VII of the 1964...

Craig A. McDougal, Kendra C Chapman, Randall D. Avram, Thomas H. Christopher.


U.S. Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidelines for Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

USA - January 11 2018 On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued Fact Sheet 71, which sets forth new federal guidelines for...

Christin J. Jones, S. Wesley Butler, Randall D. Avram, Thomas H. Christopher.


New California Law Requires Small Employers to Provide Unpaid Baby-Bonding Leave

USA - October 16 2017 On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the New Parent Leave Act, a law that will require employers with 20-49 employees...

James Smith, Kathleen Dodd Barton.