TOP 10 DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018 IN EMPLOYMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION LAW: NUMBER 8 – EQUAL PAY REDEFINED Pay Me What You Owe Me: Aileen Rizo Redefines the Equal Pay Act I imagine that Rihanna and Aileen Rizo are kindred spirits. Rihanna topped the charts with a song demanding to “pay me what you owe me”…

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TOP 10 DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018 IN EMPLOYMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION LAW: NUMBER 9 – EMPLOYER ROUNDING POLICIES ARE LEGAL One of the year’s most important wage and hour decisions involved rounding of hourly employee time entries. AHMC Healthcare, Inc. v. Superior Court delivered a rare win for employers, affirming the legality of payroll systems that…

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Top 10 Developments of 2018 in Employment and Higher Education Law: NUMBER 10 – HIGHER ED ROUNDUP 2018 was a year full of legislative action at the federal level. In the higher education sphere, proposed changes to Title IX dominated the news cycles, while changes at the Supreme Court might herald the demise of “affirmative…

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It’s likely that you are reading this blog post from a chair. Little did you know that the humble office chair could be the latest rock star in the world of pseudo-class actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA. The right to sit in a chair while working has been in the…

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Hanging in my office is a Dilbert cartoon wherein a boss announces to his subordinates that, happily, they would not be replaced by robots. Unhappily, he would be replaced by a robot, bringing his unfortunate subordinates suffering “the world hasn’t seen since slavery was legal.” In an apparent bid to outdo Dilbert’s employer, Amazon has…

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