WHAT TO EXPECT IN CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR 2019 In many ways, 2018 was a bellwether year for California employment law, seeing major changes in the laws pertaining to sexual harassment, independent contractors, and a whole host of other issues. Does 2019 hold as many big surprises in store? The short answer: probably not, but…

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TOP 10 EMPLOYMENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018: NUMBER 1 – DYNAMEX TURNS THE WORLD OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR LAW UPSIDE DOWN To be honest, there was no contest for the top development in California employment law in 2018. It was a runaway, and chances are if you asked any employment lawyer, plaintiff or defense side, they…

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TOP 10 EMPLOYMENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018: NO. 4 – CA APPELLATE COURT LIMITS SCOPE OF DERIVATIVE WAGE STATEMENT LIABILITY California class action plaintiffs alleging various wage and hour claims often tack on a derivative wage statement claim under Labor Code section 226. The theory behind a derivative wage statement claim is that if an…

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It’s likely that you are reading this blog post from a chair. Little did you know that the humble office chair could be the latest rock star in the world of pseudo-class actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA. The right to sit in a chair while working has been in the…

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On April 2, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, No. 16-1362, holding that service advisors at automobile dealerships are exempt under section 13(b)(10) of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA).  This is the second time in two years that the high court has reversed Ninth Circuit…

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