As discussed in previous blog posts, on May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced a package of sweeping changes to Title IX (the Final Rule), scheduled to take effect August 14, 2020. Since that announcement, the Final Rule has faced significant criticism, including the following statement by American Council on Education President…

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*** UPDATE *** June 26, 2020 – see this post about efforts to delay implementation of the Title IX changes outlined below June 24, 2020 – On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) released its Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which we blogged about here. Since…

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Nearing the end of spring, tens of thousands of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and trainees are completing their studies and heading into the job market. Many of these individuals expected to prepare for and take professional licensing examinations (e.g., law, nursing, teaching, medicine). And many may have lined up job offers, and planned to…

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TOP 10  EMPLOYMENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018: NO. 5 – EMPLOYEE-FRIENDLY OT CALCULATION FOR FLAT BONUS PAY REQUIRED Earlier this year, in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp., 4 Cal. 5th 542 (Cal. Mar. 5, 2018), the California Supreme Court considered how employers should calculate an hourly employee’s overtime rate of pay when the employee has…

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Last week, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture, LLC, Case No. B269657, the California Court of Appeal decided that hourly employees that are exclusively compensated on a commission basis must also be separately paid for required rest periods. Under California law, employers must provide their non-exempt workers with paid ten-minute rest breaks for each four hours…

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