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 of California’s territorial jurisdiction. Despite fact patterns specific to the airline industry, the decisions in Ward v. United Airlines, Inc. and Oman v. Delta Air…

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Is it safe for work to reopen? That is the biggest question employers everywhere are asking as COVID-19 stay-at-home orders start to lift. But that one question spawns many others, such as: Who will come back to work? Will employees want to come in to work,or is telework the “new normal”? What safety precautions must…

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Our 20-part blog series, Planning for the Rebound, is now at the end, which may leave you thinking that you are prepared for anything that could possibly come your way. Not to dull your ebullient mood, but you are not. Problems will arise, and you will face issues that you never dreamed could arise. In…

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On April 16, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order No. N-51-20 (the “Order”), providing paid sick leave to food sector workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many city-specific sick leave ordinances arising in the shadow of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Order applies to all employers within the state of…

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As businesses begin resuming operations and recalling employees from furlough and layoff, companies may decide they no longer need to recall all employees. Perhaps companies have learned that certain positions can be staffed more leanly or combined, or simply that previous levels of business activity are unlikely to return any time soon. As discussed in Step…

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