After several months, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released updated guidance on COVID-19 in the form of FAQs. The new guidance provides answers to many questions employers face when re-opening the workplace,
A recent Court of Appeal decision reminds California employers to review severability provisions within employment arbitration agreements. In Nichole Kec v. Superior Court, a former employee (Kec) brought individual, class and Private Attorneys General Act
On June 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published guidance on when an employee may take leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to care for their child based on a
On January 1, 2020, the State of California increased the minimum wage to $13 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and to $12 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
In April 2020 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provided guidance on the types of employee screening employers can perform to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. In the April 2020 release the
In a 6-3 landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, the Court held that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
Employers: Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take (Could Be Retaliation): How to Police Your Employees During A Pandemic
In the immediate short term, as they deal with the difficulties imposed by COVID-19, employers are making employment decisions on a daily and weekly basis, not only adding to their stress levels, but also increasing
We are now on the road to recovery – and the reopening of our businesses. Although most of us wish it were as easy as turning on a light switch, it will not be an
The threat of statutory attorney fees to a prevailing plaintiff in a wage and hour lawsuit is often leveraged to force settlements from employer defendants. In a welcomed ruling for employers, a California Court of
It is equally important that an employer move quickly to enforce an arbitration agreement when an employee files a claim outside of the designated arbitration forum.