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California Workplace Law Blog Blog

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Fair Employment Housing Commissions Publishes New National Origin Discrimination Regulations; Limits “English-Only” Rules and Expands Protections for Immigration Status

USA - June 5 2018 On May 17, 2018, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission (“FEHC”) published the final text of its “Regulations Regarding National Origin…

Court of Appeal Affirms “Waiting Time” Penalties Where Employer Unaware of Wage Law Amendment

USA - June 1 2018 In its May 24, 2018 opinion in the matter of Diaz v. Grill Concepts Services, Inc. (Case no. B280846, 2nd Dist.), the California Court of Appeal shed…

Class Action Waivers Remain Inapplicable to PAGA Claims

USA - May 29 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration…

Does The De Minimis Defense Apply To California Labor Code Claims?

USA - May 16 2018 The California Supreme Court recently heard the case of Troester v. Starbucks Corporation which could significantly increase employers’ exposure to…

California Supreme Court Applies “ABC” Test When Assessing Independent Contractor Status

USA - May 7 2018 The California Supreme Court, in Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court, held that for purposes of claims under the California Wage Orders “engage…

Sacramento County “Panic Button” Ordinance

USA - April 25 2018 The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has approved an Ordinance requiring hotel and motel operators in Sacramento County to provide employees…

Sexual Harassment Bills to Watch Before the California Legislature

USA - April 23 2018 Several significant employment law bills relating to sexual harassment are pending before the California legislature which could significantly affect…

Employers Cannot Consider Prior Salary History to Justify Wage Gap under the Federal Equal Pay Act

USA - April 20 2018 On April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that employers cannot consider an employee’s prior…

Balancing Client Needs with Employee Needs

USA - April 18 2018 A decision out of the Northern District of California serves as a reminder that service industries need to carefully balance their commitment to…

California Appellate Court Rejects Legislative Attempt to Circumvent Federal Arbitration Act on Claims Involving the Ralph Act and Bane Act

USA - April 16 2018 In Saheli v. White Memorial Medical Center (B283217, Cal. Ct. App., March 14, 2018), the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District addressed…