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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In a long-awaited decision, the California Supreme Court has just rejected the applicability of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “de minimis” doctrine to California wage and hour law, in Troester v. Starbucks. Troester was an hourly Starbucks employee who claimed unpaid wages for performing store-closing tasks after clocking out. These tasks included transmitting daily sales, profit and…

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Category: Wage-Hour,

What is European Data Privacy Law and why does it impact California and other U.S. based companies? The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Article 8, protects everybody’s personal information.  Effective May 24, 2016, the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (“GDPR” or “the Regulation”) began to protect this right in the digital age.

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Category: Background Checks,

Hirschfeld Kraemer Partner Kirstin Muller’s article entitled “Spotlight on Pregancy Discrimination” published in the Daily Journal can be found here.

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You may have just started breathing easier after rolling out written commission agreements to comply with California Labor Code section 2751.  However, a recent unanimous California Supreme Court decision has heads turning and tongues wagging once again on this topic. 

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