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Individual Liability for California Wage-and-Hour Violations: Developments on California Authority in 2017

USA - October 20 2017 Can employees sue individuals for wage-and-hour violations? That is the question numerous trial courts have been asked since the enactment of…

Interesting Angles on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule #63

USA - September 27 2017 On August 31, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its proposal to extend the transition period for three prohibited transaction exemptions until…

Is Your Parental Leave Policy Really Gender Neutral?

USA - August 21 2017 On June 15, 2017, J.P. Morgan Chase employee Derek Rotondo filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleging that the…

The Ninth Circuit Asks the California Supreme Court to Weigh in on Bag Checks

USA - August 18 2017 On August 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order certifying a question regarding an important wage and hour issue to the…

Part VI of “The Restricting Covenant” Series: Veterinarians and Vehicles

USA - August 7 2017 This sixth article in “The Restricting Covenant” Series discusses “mobile” veterinary medical practices, and some unique challenges to securing…

California Supreme Court Ruling on Right to Statewide Discovery in PAGA Actions Is Not as Bad for Employers as It Looks

USA - July 18 2017 In a blow to the defense bar—and, in particular, retail employers—the California Supreme Court, in Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC)…

Part V of “The Restricting Covenant” Series: Lawyers and Law

USA - July 17 2017 This is the fifth article in a continuing series, “The Restricting Covenant.” I originally thought this article would contain, at most, one or two…

Department of Labor to Begin Issuing Opinion Letters, Again

USA - July 14 2017 Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, recently announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) will resume issuing opinion letters to provide employers…

Florida Federal Court Rules That Winn-Dixie’s Website Violated the ADA

USA - July 10 2017 Retailers throughout the country have been besieged by lawsuits and demand letters alleging that their websites are not accessible to the visually…

New York State’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law - Are You Ready?

USA - June 29 2017 Private employers in New York will need to be ready to provide paid family leave to eligible employees as of January 1, 2018. However, by July 1, 2017…