On May 17, 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released a draft regulation for workplace violence prevention that applies to all California employers, with only limited
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In a victory for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires enforcement of arbitration agreements that
Continue Reading In Viking River Cruises, US Supreme Court Sides With Employers: Individual PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable – For Now

The Chicago City Council enacted amendments to the City’s Human Rights Ordinance that take effect July 1, 2022. The amendments:

  • Expand the definitions of the sexual harassment and sexual orientation;


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Consistent with its previous rulings on the Labor Code, on May 23 the California Supreme Court held, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., that an employee who successfully
Continue Reading Meal Period Violations Trigger Slew of Additional Penalties, California High Court Says

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on April 12, 2022, that it is launching a national emphasis program focused on heat-related illnesses and injuries.

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