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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, Randall D. Avram.


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, Randall D. Avram.


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.