The city of Los Angeles’s recently passed Fair Workweek Ordinance (the Ordinance) takes effect April 1, 2023. The ordinance aims to ensure Los Angeles retail employees have more predictable workContinue Reading Los Angeles Retail Employers: New Fair Workweek Obligations Take Effect April 1. Are They Fair?
Employers seeking to challenge California’s stringent independent contractor misclassification laws may have found an opening. On March 17, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that plaintiffs could proceed in…Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Revives Claim That A.B. 5 Violates Equal Protection Clause
The California State Legislature gave employers many new bills to address on Jan. 1, 2023 (see GT Alert), but not all appear in the Labor Code. One…Continue Reading When They’ve Got to Go (Let Them): What Employers Should Know about California’s New Restroom Access Law
Under AB 2188, beginning Jan. 1, 2024, California employers will be prohibited from discriminating against employees for off-duty cannabis use.
Continue Reading California Will Soon Protect Employees’ Off-Duty Cannabis Use
California employers know the holidays bring chilly nights (by California standards), holiday cheer, decked halls, and… ringing in the New Year with a host of new employment laws and compliance…Continue Reading ’Tis the Season for California’s 2023 Legislative Update: Employer Considerations
This blog post is a Q&A on California Assembly Bill-2188 – Discrimination in employment: use of cannabis.
When will AB 2188 go into effect?
AB 2188 was signed by…Continue Reading New California Legislation Will Not Allow Employers to Prohibit Off-the-Job Marijuana Use for Much Longer
While perhaps overlooked in favor of other high-profile rulings (we’re looking at you, Viking River Cruises), the California Supreme Court’s decision in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc.…Continue Reading Meal And Rest Break Claims Now Pose High Financial Risks to California Employers
With substantial union backing, California’s controversial Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, A.B. 257 or the FAST Act, moved through California’s Legislature with relative ease.
As the president of…Continue Reading How the NLRA May Slow Down the FAST Act
On Sept. 5, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 257, the controversial Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, also known as the “FAST Act” (the Act).
Continue Reading FAST Act Becomes Law in California, but Voter Referendum Filed in Response
The California Court of Appeal ruled in Seviour-Iloff v. LaPaille1 that employees could pursue Labor Code-based claims against executives of their employer, personally. The court found that Labor Code…
Continue Reading Executives Potentially Liable for Wage Claims