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California Expands Jury Rolls

USA - October 14 2020 Gov. Newsom has signed Senate Bill 592 (“SB 592”) into law. Effective next year, SB 592 requires jury commissioners across the state to include…

California Expands Its Already Generous Leave Requirements To Cover Even Smaller Employers

USA - October 5 2020 Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the flurry of associated leave issues, Gov. Newsom recently signed Senate Bill 1383 (“SB 1383”) into law, which…

California Mandates Diversity Quotas for Corporate Boards

USA - October 5 2020 On September 30, 2020, Gov. Newsom signed Assembly Bill 979 (“AB 979”) into law. The new statute, which adds section 301.4 to the Corporations Code…

Spread The Word: California Signs COVID-19 Exposure Notification Law

USA - September 23 2020 Late last week, Gov. Newsom signed AB 685 into law which, among other things, adds section 6409.6 (“Section 6409.6”) to the Labor Code. The new…

California’s New Supplemental Paid COVID-19 Sick Leave, Effective September 19, 2020

USA - September 16 2020 On September 9, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 (“AB 1867”), which is intended to fill gaps left by the Families First Coronavirus…

California Amends Independent Contractor Law (Again) - New Exemptions for Music Industry Workers, Freelance Writers and Photographers

USA - September 9 2020 Last Friday, September 4, Governor Newsom signed AB 2257, which includes a slew of modifications to the now-infamous AB5, which went into effect this…

“Oh, We Were Just Leaving!”: California Court Halts Order Requiring Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers

USA - August 24 2020 Last week, Uber Technologies, Inc. and Lyft, Inc. announced that they would suspend ridesharing operations in the State of California in response to…

Non-severability clause in arbitration agreement invalidated entire agreement

USA - July 31 2020 Nichole Kec brought individual, class and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims against her employer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. Kec had…

Airline employees whose base of work is in California must receive legally compliant wage statements

USA - July 31 2020 Plaintiffs are pilots and flight attendants for United Airlines, which is based outside California. Although they reside in California, they perform…

Summary judgment was properly granted in favor of hospital in meal/rest break case

USA - July 31 2020 Registered nurse Joana David sued her former employer, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, for allegedly failing to pay her for meal breaks and rest…