Category Archives: California Labor Code

New California Law Allows Health Care Workers to Waive Meal Periods

On October 5, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill No. 327 into law, which took effect immediately and confirmed that employees in the health care industry (i.e. nurses, therapists, physician assistants, technicians) can waive one of their two … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeal Instructs Trial Court to Reconsider Its Denial of Class Certification of Wage and Hour Claims Brought by Nursing Staff Employees Against Hospital

Class actions against health care employers continue to be a growing trend in California and a recent decision by the California Court of Appeal highlights why health care employers must carefully draft and implement policies that are in compliance with … Continue reading

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9th Circuit: Employers Can’t Force Arbitration of an Employee’s Representative PAGA Claims

In an important and highly anticipated decision for California employers, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with the California Supreme Court in upholding the 2014 Iskanian rule (Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC, 59 … Continue reading

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Overlapping Regulations Compel Extreme Caution by California Employers Before Conducting Employee Background Checks

California has two laws that regulate consumer information that can be collected and provided to employers for use during the process of making employment decisions. Unfortunately, each of the laws have differing disclosure and authorization requirements with which California employers … Continue reading

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Employer Beware: 12 California Labor Code Requirements You Don’t Even Know Exist

California employers tend to be a very aware and engaged community. After all, they need to be in a state as large, complex and highly regulated as California. Most employers in the state are likely very aware of the state’s requirements … Continue reading

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