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Home delivery drivers working in California misclassified as contractors
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

In Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corp., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that California delivery drivers were improperly classified as


California employees can waive class claims in an arbitration agreement, but not PAGA claims
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

Resolving an issue that has created uncertainty for California employers, the California Supreme Court recently held inIskanian v. CLS Transportation


Obama NLRB appointments declared unconstitutional
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

Affirming a decision of the D.C Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court held in NLRB v. Noel Canningthat President Obama's January


Employee terminated for stealing caused by disability entitled to discrimination trial
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2014

Is an employer allowed to enforce a uniformly-applied workplace conduct policy against an employee whose misconduct was caused by her disability? A


Supreme Court confirms FICA taxes must be withheld from severance payments
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2014

Finding severance payments to be a form of "remuneration for employment," the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc


Professor allowed to prove that her release of claims was procured by fraud
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

Diane Schmidtwho suffered from fibromyalgiawas a political science professor at California State University in Chico who sued the


Commission allocation across pay periods not permitted to meet commissioned employee exemption compensation requirement
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2014

California's wage orders exempt from overtime requirements "any employee whose earnings exceed one and one-half (1 12) times the minimum wage if


California jury awards $2.6 million in age discrimination case
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2013

Finding that two women were unlawfully terminated on account of their age by their employer, in Behar v. Union Bank, a California Superior Court jury


Prevailing FEHA defendant not entitled to litigation costs unless Plaintiff’s lawsuit lacked objective basis
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

The California Supreme Court in Williams v. Chino Valley Independent Fire District affirmed the asymmetrical nature of litigation costs awards in


EEOC conciliation efforts subject to limited judicial review
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

In Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, the United States Supreme Court held that the conciliation efforts of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC