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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Number 44: Psychiatric or Mental Disabilities Are Protected Under The Americans with Disabilities Act In the continuing evolution of equal employment opportunity law, no area has led to more stress for employers (all puns intended) than complying with their poorly defined and ever-changing obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), passed in 1990.  One particularly…

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Category: EEO,