Tragic events such as the fires currently affecting both Northern and Southern California often leave employers unable to run business as usual.  Be it property damage or safety concerns, this disruption in business can leave employers asking how to manage their payroll under the circumstances.  The following provides a quick guide to such issues: Nonexempt…

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Today, in a memo to all U.S. Attorneys and heads and federal agencies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as a matter of law, does not prohibit employment discrimination against transgender persons.  The Attorney General stated in his letter that there was no intent or effect…

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The California Labor Commissioner has published a written notice related to the rights of employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  Employers must provide this written notice to all new employees upon hire and existing employees upon request. California Labor Code section 230 prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against…

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On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court held that plaintiffs need not demonstrate good cause to discover contact information of other allegedly aggrieved employees in an action brought pursuant to the Private Attorneys’ General Act (“PAGA”).  The Court’s pro-employee decision resolves an issue of first impression concerning the scope of discovery in PAGA cases….

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Category: Class Actions, Wage-Hour,

As we previously blogged here and here, the Obama Administration, through the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) as well as the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), made it clear early and often that it was going to take an active role in reshaping the landscape of employment and independent contractor relationships. Notably, in the Browning-Ferris…

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