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Recent Employment Law Jury Verdicts and Settlements (Sept-Oct 2015)

Here’s a roundup of recent employment law jury verdicts and settlements of note to employers from across the United States:

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Minimum Wage Debate Takes Center Stage In Los Angeles Theaters

The national debate on minimum wage recently took center stage in “99-Seat” theaters across Los Angeles. Despite a local members’ advisory vote opposing the measure by a 2-1 margin, the New York-based Actors’ Equity Association enacted a minimum wage requirement … Continue reading

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California Appellate Court Permits On-Call Rest Breaks [UPDATED]

[Update: On April 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. The grant of review makes the appellate court’s opinion not citable.]  In Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., a California Court of Appeal … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Hearing to Resolve Split Regarding Whether an Employee Must Arbitrate PAGA Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to review the California Supreme Court’s decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, which held that arbitration provisions requiring employees to arbitrate representative actions pursuant to California’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of California Finds On-Call Time Compensable Under California Labor Law

The Supreme Court of California recently held that security guards who were required to be “on-call” as part of their security duties were entitled to compensation for their on-call time.  CPS Security Solutions, Inc. (“CPS”) provided 24-hour security for its … Continue reading

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Representative Action Waiver and Non-Severability Provision Made Arbitration Agreement Unenforceable

On January 7, 2015, in Montano v. The Wet Seal Retail, Inc., 2015 WL 84677, —- Cal.Rptr.3d —-, the California Court of Appeal, held that an arbitration agreement is unenforceable when it waived statutory representative actions such as claims under … Continue reading

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Judicial Review Available for California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board Decision On Employment Status

On December 5, 2014, in West Hollywood Community Health and Fitness Center v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (Cal. Ct. App.) 2014 WL 6852700 —-Cal.Rptr.3d—-, the California Court of Appeal held that an employer may obtain judicial review of a … Continue reading

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November 2014 Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Our summary of recent jury verdicts and settlements for November 2014.

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November 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for November 2014.

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City of Oakland Increases Minimum Wage and Requires Paid Sick Days

On November 4, 2014, voters approved Measure FF, which sought to raise the minimum wage in the city of Oakland to $12.25 and require employers to offer at least five days of paid sick leave to all employees; employers with … Continue reading

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Anti-Discrimination And Harassment Protections Extended to Unpaid Interns and Volunteers

On September 9, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1443, which amended the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to extend its anti-discrimination and harassment protections to unpaid interns and volunteers.

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Paid Sick Leave Cropping Up Quickly

All over the country, city and state legislators are taking steps to enact paid sick leave laws.  Here are some recent developments:

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October 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for October 2014.

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California Employers Now Share Liability With Staffing Firms

On September 28, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1897, which requires “a client employer to share with a labor contractor all civil legal responsibility and civil liability for all workers supplied by that labor contractor for the … Continue reading

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California Enacts Paid Sick Leave and Paid Time Off Legislation

On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522), requiring California employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  The Act goes into effect on July 1, … Continue reading

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