Unless you have been living under a rock for, oh, the last 15 years or so, you know how vexing PAGA (the California Private Attorneys General Act of 2004) can…

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On September 4, 2020, Governor Newsom signed A.B. 2257, follow-up legislation to A.B. 5, California’s landmark 2019 law that radically changed the state’s treatment of employees and independent contractors by…

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Last week, the California Supreme Court confronted questions from the Ninth Circuit about the application of California’s wage and hour laws to flight attendants and pilots who work primarily outside…

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided yesterday in Bethany College that it does not have jurisdiction over faculty at religious schools and colleges, overruling a 2014 decision which held…

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On February 13, 2020, the California Supreme Court struck a blow to brick and mortar retailers in the State, finding that Apple must pay store employees for time spent undergoing…

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On December 18, 2019, Hirschfeld Kraemer attorneys Kirstin Muller, Alison Hamer, Benjamin Treger, and China Westfall presented a one-hour webinar, “California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide.” The webinar provided a comprehensive overview…

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Must 100% of Service Charges Be Distributed to Service Employees? A June 27, 2019 California appellate court decision, O’Grady v. Merchant Exchange Productions, Inc., which recently was certified for publication,…

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2019 California Legislative Update For Employers It’s been a busy session for the California Legislature, passing multiple employment-related bills that Governor Newsom has signed or that are awaiting his signature….

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On September 12, 2019, the California Supreme Court decided ZB N.A. v. Superior Court and issued a rare win for employers in a year that has brought, among other things,…

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On September 11, 2019, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 5, a landmark employment bill that largely codifies the state Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court,…

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