While Washington is shifting in one direction, California continues its tectonic shift in another. Recent amendments to California’s Fair Pay Act continue that momentum. Effective January 2017, these amendments include the Act’s expansion to race and ethnicity protections and a prohibition on employers’ use of prior salary, standing alone, to justify a pay disparity. With the Obama Administration’s…

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Last week, in the case of Bellagio LLC v. National Labor Relations Board, the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia determined that the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas did not interfere with a bellhop’s “Weingarten rights” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Standing alone, this is an important decision for employers…

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On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal became the first United States appellate court to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This is a landmark decision and we expect the issue to reach the U.S. Supreme Court in coming…

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Category: LGBT Protections,

On April 6, 2017, the California Supreme Court held that an arbitration agreement waiving the right to public injunctive relief is contrary to California public policy and is unenforceable under California law. In McGill v. Citibank, NA,Plaintiff Sharon McGill filed a class action lawsuit against Defendant Citibank arising from Citibank’s offering of a credit insurance…

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Category: Arbitration,

What is European Data Privacy Law and why does it impact California and other U.S. based companies? The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Article 8, protects everybody’s personal information.  Effective May 24, 2016, the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (“GDPR” or “the Regulation”) began to protect this right in the digital age.

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Category: Background Checks,