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

The California Supreme Court and the Legislature ushered in 2024 with two significant changes that may appear unrelated but that may impact California employers. We consider each in turn.

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Continue Reading Implications of California Senate Bill 365 for Employers in Light of Estrada

Effective Jan. 1, 2024, under the recently signed Senate Bill 848 (S.B. 848), covered California employers must provide eligible employees with a job-protected leave of absence following a reproductive loss. This

Continue Reading California Employers Must Provide Reproductive Loss Leave Starting Jan. 1, 2024

In 1872, California bucked the common law and the views of many other states by declaring noncompete agreements unenforceable except in narrow and limited circumstances. The crackdown has continued ever

Continue Reading AB 1076 and Noncompete Agreements: California’s Crackdown Continues

“Hot Labor Summer” – so dubbed due to strikes by the Writers Guild, Screen Actors Guild, Southern California Hotel Workers, health care workers from multiple unions, and United Auto Workers

Continue Reading California Governor Signs Bill Allowing Staff to Unionize…in 2026

On July 14, 2023, a new attempt to regulate the fast-food industry in California was delayed after its proponents pulled the bill from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Assembly Bill 1228

Continue Reading California AB 1228 Delayed: Bill Proposes Joint-Employer Theory of Liability Between Franchisor, Franchisee in CA’s Fast-Food Industry