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.
Continue Reading Coming to California Workplaces this Summer – Workplace Violence Prevention Plans

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

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

The tide may be turning in employers’ favor in New York with respect to frequency of pay claims. Such claims have been the bane of many employers’ presence in the

Continue Reading In New York Employer ‘Win,’ Appeals Court Holds No Private Right of Action for Pay Frequency Claims

Effective Jan. 16, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)’s maximum penalty for Serious, Other-Than-Serious, and posting violations increased from $15,625 per violation to $16,131 per violation; the maximum

Continue Reading 2024 OSHA Developments: Non-Compliance Gets Costlier; Employers Must Submit Detailed Injury, Illness Reporting Information