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Court Further Postpones AB 51 (Restricting Workplace Arbitration) From Taking Effect

USA - January 13 2020 AB 51, which restricts workplace arbitration, was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020. On December 30, 2019, US District Judge Kimberly…

Several Trend-Setting New California Laws Challenged in Court

USA - January 6 2020 California is known for new employment laws that then trickle out to the east coast, the northwest, and eventually nationwide. Think back to the…

Court Stops AB 51 (Restricting Workplace Arbitration) From Taking Effect

USA - December 31 2019 We’ve noted before that AB 51 - the California legislature’s latest attempt to attack workplace arbitration - has significant legal flaws…

Employer Group Sues to Block AB 51’s Ban on Arbitration

USA - December 10 2019 We’ve been blogging about attacks on workplace arbitration for over ten years now. (See, for example, this October 2009 post.) AB 51 represents the…

AB-5 (The Law Eviscerating California Employers’ Ability to Hire Contractors) is Still Alive and Well

USA - December 8 2019 If you were hoping that AB-5 (the CA statute codifying the ABC standard into widespread Law) would be held invalid, enjoined, or would just fall off…

Service Charges vs. Gratuities and Why It Matters

USA - December 2 2019 Attention hospitality employers. Is that charge you add to a guest check a service charge (typically a set amount added to a guest check in lieu of a…

Top 10 List of California’s Newest Employment Laws

USA - October 24 2019 Our Labor & Employment team has been busy this fall! As loyal readers, your inboxes have been filled with our updates on all the changes to…

Options for Limitations on Rehire in Settlement Agreements Given AB 749

USA - October 22 2019 One of the new bills recently passed (AB 749) prohibits standard “No Rehire” provisions in settlement agreements and general releases. These…

CA Cannabis Companies With 20+ Employees Must Certify They Have “Labor Peace”

USA - October 21 2019 As of January 1, 2020, licensed cannabis companies in California with 20 or more employees will have 60 days to certify that they’ve entered into a…

What’s Behind the Battle Over Workplace Arbitration?

USA - October 19 2019 We’ve been talking a lot about employment arbitration since the passage of AB 51. We’ve discussed the bill itself, and we’ve reassessed the pros and…