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California Employment Law Blog Blog

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California Supreme Court Hands Employers A Rare Victory, Trims Bloated PAGA Claims

USA - September 13 2019 Yesterday, the California Supreme Court held that private litigants may not recover unpaid wages under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act…

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash Pledge $90 Million To Fund Voter Initiative To Overturn Assembly Bill 5

USA - September 4 2019 Assembly Bill 5, a proposed new law currently pending in the California legislature, would limit and codify last year’s California Supreme Court…

Employer Sues Its Law Firm for Malpractice and EPLI Insurer for Bad Faith

USA - August 21 2019 These days, more employers than ever are purchasing Employment Practices Li ability Insurance (“EPLI”) to cover them in the event they get sued for…

Los Angeles Jury Awards $15.4 Million To Former LA Times Columnist

USA - August 20 2019 Employers all over California are once again hearing the siren call of arbitration in the wake of a $15.4 million single-plaintiff verdict that a Los…

Public Employee Union Members Sue Over Forced Dues Payments

USA - August 19 2019 Five In-Home Supportive Service (“IHSS”) providers filed a class-action lawsuit last month challenging their union’s practice of deducting union dues…

California Law Requiring Female Board Members Challenged In Court

USA - August 15 2019 Earlier this week, three taxpayers sued California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to prevent enforcement of Senate Bill 826. Senate Bill 826, signed…

EEOC Has Begun Denying Employers’ Requests For Extensions Of Time To Respond To Discrimination Charges

USA - August 9 2019 What used to be a routine request - asking the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for an extension of time when responding to a charge of…

“Bikini Baristas” Ordered to Cover-Up

USA - July 12 2019 The 9th Circuit court of appeals has enforced the City of Everett, Washington’s Dress Code Ordinance and amendments to the Lewd Conduct Ordinances…

California Jury Awards $15.4 Million to Former Jack in the Box Employee

USA - June 20 2019 In a decision unsurprising to anyone familiar with what California juries have been up to lately (see our reporting here), fast-food titan Jack in…

Ah, It’s Bill Passing Season in California - and No Employer is Safe!

USA - June 3 2019 It’s springtime in California! Even as the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, the California legislature is busy, busy, busy passing 100s of new…