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California Workplace Law Blog Blog

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California: What Happens In Mediation Stays (Confidential) In Mediation

USA - September 13 2018 An amendment to Section 1122 of the California Evidence Code on mediation confidentiality requires attorneys representing clients in connection with…

Evaluating and challenging standing in Fair Credit Reporting Act actions

USA - August 21 2018 The Ninth Circuit’s recent ruling in Dutta v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company highlights the importance of evaluating and potentially…

Court holds that attorney is not bound by confidentiality provision

USA - August 20 2018 On August 13, 2018, the California Fourth District of Appeal held in Monster Energy Company v. Schechter that an attorney who signed his client's…

No Tax Deduction for Sexual Harassment Settlements Subject to Confidentiality Provision

USA - August 6 2018 Congress recently passed the 2017 Tax Cuts & JOBS Act which includes Internal Revenue Code §162(q). Specifically, § 162(q) provides: No deduction is…

Governor Brown Signed Bill Amending a Key Term in the California Arbitration Act

USA - July 20 2018 California Assembly Bill 3247 amends the California Arbitration Act (Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 1280 et seq.) by replacing the current term revocation…

New California Law Prohibits Refusing Entrance to a Business Because a Member is Wearing Their Military Uniform and Adds Other Protections

USA - July 17 2018 On July 16, 2018, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1500 which expanded protections for members of the Armed Forces of the United States and to…

Employer Found Liable Where Supervisor Mocked Employee’s Stuttering Problem

USA - July 13 2018 In responding to claim of harassment, discrimination or retaliation based on protected categories, California employers must timely respond to and…

Federal District Judge Puts On Hold Parts of AB 450 Which Prohibited Employers From Voluntarily Consenting To A Federal Immigration Agent’s Request To Enter Nonpublic Areas or For Voluntarily Providing Records

USA - July 5 2018 On July 4, 2018, Federal District Judge John A. Mendez granted a preliminarily injunction enjoining the State of California, Governor Brown, and…

Santa Monica to Implement New Minimum Wage Law

USA - June 20 2018 It’s summertime in the City of Santa Monica and with sunny days and cool ocean breezes also comes an increase in the minimum wage commencing on July 1…

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…