With all of the recent news about the coronavirus outbreak in China, employers have increasingly been left to wonder about protections they should take. The truth is that there is not a consensus among all medical professionals about the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, and as a result, there is little in the way of…

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Category: Employee Health,

On February 13, 2020, the California Supreme Court struck a blow to brick and mortar retailers in the State, finding that Apple must pay store employees for time spent undergoing searches of their bags or technology devices. In its unanimous decision in Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., the Court found that Apple employees undergoing such searches…

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On September 11, 2019, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 5, a landmark employment bill that largely codifies the state Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, which we blogged about here. Although the law has been criticized for numerous industry-specific exemptions, described below, Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign it…

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TOP 10 EMPLOYMENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018: NUMBER 1 – DYNAMEX TURNS THE WORLD OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR LAW UPSIDE DOWN To be honest, there was no contest for the top development in California employment law in 2018. It was a runaway, and chances are if you asked any employment lawyer, plaintiff or defense side, they…

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We all know this creepy guy.  In some offices, he bear hugs female co-workers.  In others, he serves as the office masseuse, casually massaging the shoulders of any seated woman he passes in a conference room.

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Category: Sexual Harassment,