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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On Monday, April 27, San Francisco and five other Bay Area counties announced their decision to extend shelter-in-place orders through the end of May. While California has begun to flatten the curve of daily new COVID-19 cases, a return to the workplace may still seem like a distant prospect for most California employers. With remote…

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California employers have been struggling with the potential impact of the state and federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) on their organizations during the coronavirus pandemic. WARN provides protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. On…

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Overview The California Consumer Privacy Act (the CCPA), effective January 1, 2020, defines sweeping new privacy rights for California residents—including the right to know what personal information businesses are collecting, how the information is used, and the right to request that the information be deleted—and in turn, places significant new responsibilities on businesses. The CCPA…

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has increased the salary threshold for employees to be considered exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. As the first increase in 15 years, employees will now need to earn $684 per week ($35,568 annually) – up from $455 per week ($23,660 annually). Though this change…

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