Over the weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several bills which will have a dramatic impact on sexual harassment claims. While Brown vetoed three prominent bills involving sexual harassment, those he signed offer California employees the greatest protections from sexual harassment in the United States. NEW EMPLOYMENT LAW RULES: Confidentiality Agreements: Employers cannot use…

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Daniel Handman was quoted in a Sept. 25, 2018 article in the San Francisco Chronicle entitled “Uber sees legal win in appeal of case over drivers’ status.” On Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of Uber in O’Connor v. Uber, a case originally filed in 2013 in which…

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Dan Handman was quoted in a September 13, 2018 article in the Daily Journal entitled “Uber accused of misclassification by competitor in novel legal move.” A limousine company has filed suit in the Northern District of California, claiming that Uber’s practice of classifying its drivers as independent contractors, rather than employees, creates a significant competitive advantage…

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Christine Helwick was quoted in a September 5, 2018 article in Corporate Counsel entitled “Proposed Title IX Rules May Bring Clarity to GCs, Help to Defendants.” University general counsel may soon see clearer guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education vis-a-vis sexual misconduct matters. As reported last week by the New York Times, Education Secretary Betsy…

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The following article was originally published on Law360.com, August 2, 2018. Posted with permission.   Expert Analysis: Gap Between Calif. And Federal Wage And Hour Law Grows   by Kirstin Muller Law360, August 2, 2018, 1:41 PM PDT California employers have long relied on the Fair Labor Standards Act’s de minimis rule as a defense to…

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