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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 9 Dec 2020

Cal/OSHA adopts emergency COVID-19 workplace standards

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently adopted emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 prevention in the workforce. These temporary standards will require most Californian employers to implement a written COVID-19 prevention programme meeting certain criteria. While many employers have already followed Cal/OSHA guidance to minimise employees' exposure to......
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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 7 Oct 2020

New California law: notice of COVID-19 exposure in workplace and imminent hazards in worksites

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 685 into law, which will come into effect on 1 January 2021. The law creates an enforceable state-wide standard for how employers should handle potential exposure to COVID-19 and outbreaks in the workplace and expands the power of California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health to enforce this standard and take action to......
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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 30 Sep 2020

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Act effective immediately

Employers with more than 500 employees nationally, and employers of healthcare providers and emergency responders previously exempted from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act requirements, must provide Californian employees with two weeks' supplemental paid sick leave for specified COVID-19 reasons. In addition to providing paid leave, the law requires employers to comply with urgent......
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Venable LLP | USA | 31 Aug 2020

Gaming emote litigation: plaintiffs test different causes of action as battle ensues over Fortnite emotes

Fortnite: Battle Royale's high level of success and popularity has inevitably also made the game an inviting target for litigation. In the past 18 months, several cases have been brought against Epic Games regarding some of the game's most popular emotes, particularly with regard to copyright infringement and right of publicity claims. These cases provide insight for gamers and game......
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Dentons | USA | 27 Nov 2019

Ten new California laws your business must understand for 2020

The 2019 California legislative year has officially come to a close. Unsurprisingly, there are dozens of new employment laws hitting the books on 1 January 2020 which will introduce a number of changes, including a ban on arbitration, an extension of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) statute of limitations and a new bill which amends the definition of 'race' under the FEHA. This......
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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2019

Ninth Circuit invited to weigh in on public disclosure bar falsity

A US District Court for the Central District of California judge recently granted a stay and certified two questions for interlocutory appeal in a relator's False Claims Act suit. The case involved allegations that one of the defendants had perpetrated an upcoding scheme whereby it trained its doctors to describe medical conditions with language that would support increasing the severity......
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Norton Rose Fulbright | USA | 31 Oct 2019

California's legislature passes bill enhancing antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements

California's governor recently signed a bill designed to enhance antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements between branded and generic pharmaceutical companies. The bill follows the California attorney general's nearly $70 million settlement in Summer 2019 with several pharmaceutical companies based on patent settlements that the attorney general claimed violated the Cartwright Act and is yet......
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Dentons | USA | 2 Oct 2019

California dreaming, California nightmare – three takeaways from controversial independent contractor bill

Assembly Bill (AB) 5 has finally been signed into law, making it more difficult for California businesses to classify workers as independent contractors. AB 5 codifies and expands the California Supreme Court's holding in Dynamex and applies the 'ABC' test to most independent contractor questions under California employment law. Now that it has been signed into law and its retroactive effect......
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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 13 Sep 2019

Vultures circling as bill to expand CFCA to tax looms in legislature

Legislators in Sacramento are mulling over one of the most (if not the most) troubling state and local tax bills of the past decade. AB 1270, which was recently introduced and passed by the California Assembly in May 2019, would amend the California False Claims Act to remove the 'tax bar' – a prohibition that exists in the federal False Claims Act and the vast majority of states with similar......
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Dentons | USA | 26 Jun 2019

California's employment regulatory scheme: PAGA in wake of Epic Systems

As employers doing business in California know, California's employment regulatory scheme is the most comprehensive of any US state. In particular, the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) allows employees to sue employers for civil penalties on behalf of themselves and other employees. Most significantly, PAGA provides for the reimbursement of attorneys' fees to employees who......
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