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What the Frlekin?! California Supreme Court Says Bag Checks Are Compensable

USA - February 13 2020 Today, in Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., the California Supreme Court held that time spent by non-exempt employees undergoing mandatory bag or other…

Federal Court Strikes Down California’s “Request Arbitration, Go to Jail” Law

USA - February 12 2020 On January 31, 2020, Chief United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller enjoined California from enforcing AB 51…

Federal Court Blocks “Request Arbitration, Go to Jail” Law in California

USA - January 31 2020 As we reported previously [here], Assembly Bill 51, which would impose criminal penalties upon employers seeking to have their employees sign…

Defamation and Wrongful Termination Claims Against the Los Angeles Times Were Properly Dismissed

USA - January 14 2020 Frederick Theodore Rall III, a political cartoonist and blogger, sued the Los Angeles Times after it published a “note to readers” and (later) a more…

Trial Court Properly Denied Class Certification Of Meal/Rest Break Claims

USA - January 14 2020 David Cacho and Regina Silva asserted class claims against their former employer (Eurostar), alleging Eurostar violated California wage and hour laws…

Employer’s Wage Statement Failed To Provide Legal Name Of Employer

USA - January 14 2020 Mohammed Noori sued his former employer for violation of Cal. Lab. Code § 226(a) (setting forth certain very specific statutory requirements for…

Ninth Circuit Affirms $54.6 Million Verdict In Favor of Wal-Mart Truckers

USA - January 14 2020 In this class action, truckers for Wal-Mart alleged they should have been but were not paid for layovers, rest breaks and inspections. The district…

Court Affirms Jury Verdict Finding Safeway Manager Was Exempt From Overtime

USA - January 14 2020 Following a jury trial, the trial court entered judgment in favor of Safeway on the ground that plaintiff William Cunningham was subject to the…

Church Affiliate Is Exempt From FEHA Liability, But Liable for $1.9 Million On Other Theories

USA - January 14 2020 Jeremiah Mathews worked as a maintenance supervisor and cook for Happy Valley Conference Center, which is a subordinate affiliate of Community of…

Disability Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Claims Were Properly Dismissed

USA - January 14 2020 John Doe, who worked as a psychologist at Ironwood State Prison, alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a disability; Doe also…