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Supreme Court endorses "cat's paw" theory of employer liability for discriminatory employment actions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

On March 1, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a near-unanimous decision in the closely watched employment case, Staub v. Proctor Hospital, No. 90-400


California federal court rules that corporate defendant may meet CAFA amount-in-controversy threshold by using a reasonable estimate of damages
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2009

On September 21, 2009, Judge Andrew J. Guilford of the Central District of California struck a blow for common sense in determining CAFA's amount-in-controversy threshold


IRS to audit 6,000 companies to enforce employment tax compliance
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2009

In the next few months, the IRS will launch comprehensive tax examinations of approximately 6,000 random U.S. companies as part of its National Research Program on employment tax compliance


U.S. Supreme Court narrows public-sector unions' ability to collect special assessments or extra union dues and raises doubts about "fair share fees"
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court held Thursday, June 21, that the Service Employees International Union violated the First Amendment rights of California state employees when it imposed a special political assessment without first issuing a notice explaining the additional fees and giving nonunion members a chance to object


Implications of California's new e-discovery laws on employers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

Last summer, California enacted the Electronic Discovery Act, which amended the Civil Discovery Act to include electronically-stored information ("ESI"


California Supreme Court to decide whether daily overtime pay is due to nonresidents for work performed for California company
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Sullivan v. Oracle Corporation, 547 F.3d 1177 (9th Cir. 2008) applied California's labor code to out-of-state employees working temporarily in California for employers based in the state


Recent amendment: alternative workweek schedules
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

New California legislation allows non-exempt employees subject to a properly implemented alternative workweek schedule to work more than eight hours per day without incurring daily overtime


2010 new law: workers' compensation update
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

A new bill has amended California Labor Code 3600 to make it illegal for employers to deny claims of an employee's injury or death occurring during the course of the employee's work when the perpetrator's motives are based on the employee's sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation


2010 new laws on safety for healthcare facilities and educational institutions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

Assembly Bill 1083 is an added requirement to the California Health and Safety Code that requires all licensed hospitals to conduct an annual security and safety assessment


2010 new law: Civil Air Patrol leave
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

California employers, both private and public, who employ more than fifteen employees, will be required to provide no less than ten days of leave per year for volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol