On Feb. 15, 2023, the Ninth Circuit in Chamber of Commerce v. Bonta issued its ruling on the ongoing question of Assembly Bill (AB) 51’s enforceability in relation to arbitrationContinue Reading The End of AB 51?
The California Supreme Court will soon hear oral argument on the much-anticipated Adolph (Erik) v. Uber Technologies, Inc., (Uber), accepting Justice Sotomayor’s invitation in Viking River Cruises…Continue Reading California Supreme Court to Have ‘Last Word’ on Viking River
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana gave California employers a brief reprieve from the onslaught of nonarbitrable Private Attorneys General Act claims.
Before then…Continue Reading How Unions Could Stem Possible Wave Of Calif. PAGA Claims
Proposition 22 continues its journey through the California courts. As background, in 2018 the California Supreme Court adopted a new test to determine whether a worker was an employee or…Continue Reading Court of Appeal Puts Rideshare Companies Back in the Driver’s Seat
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 work…Continue 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