On April 25, 2024, Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed into law new legislation banning noncompete and conflict of interest clauses for certain veterinary and health care professionals in Maryland. 

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When Congress passes legislation, it frequently directs that one or more federal agencies promulgate regulations both implementing the law and filling in details Congress may have left unaddressed. When agencies

Continue Reading Employers Await Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Future of ‘Chevron’ Deference

While the Golden State has most everything you’d ever want to enjoy, employers doing business in California know that a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuit is not one of

Continue Reading When Good Intentions Become PAGA: Initiative to Repeal PAGA on November 2024 Ballot in CA

In a unanimous 9-0 decision issued April 12, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court held the “transportation worker” exemption under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not require

Continue Reading Supreme Court Finds FAA ‘Transportation Worker’ Exemption Does Not Require Employment in Transportation Industry

On or before July 1, 2024, most California employers must establish a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) in addition to their Injury, Illness & Prevention Programs. Employers also need to provide training on their WVPP and keep prescribed records.
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AB 1228, commonly referred to as the “Fast Act,” takes effect in California on April 1, 2024, and the consequences for non-compliance are serious.

Many affected companies have closely followed

Continue Reading Effective April 1, California’s ‘Fast Act’ Covers More Than ‘Fast Food,’ Comes with Significant Implications

By now, it’s a familiar maxim: when an employee brings an action under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), “the state is the real party in interest.” Iskanian v. CLS

Continue Reading Whose Case Is It Anyway? Trial Court Orders State of California to Pay Court Costs in PAGA Action