CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT EMPLOYMENT LAW DECISIONS 2009-2010

The California Supreme Court decided significant employment law cases since our last review in 2009. The Court’s opinions address a number of topics of interest to employers: wage and hour law, harassment, arbitration agreements, attorney-client privilege, and...

WHEN MOTHERS RETURN TO WORK

Employees returning to work after pregnancy or adopting a child face complex challenges. The elusive “work-life balance” is difficult to achieve, and circumstances can create the need for additional time off and other issues. We discussed workplace laws...

GOOGLE COMES OF AGE

All employment lawyers know winning summary judgment in an employment case is not easy. Judges understandably are reluctant to deprive plaintiffs of their day in court. The summary judgment standards afford ample opportunities for plaintiffs to identify triable issues...

RETAINING EMPLOYEES ACC– USED OF HARASSMENT

With the passage of Assembly Bill 1825, the law that requires many California employers to provide sexual harassment training to supervisors, today’s employers are better informed about how to prevent, recognize, and respond to inappropriate workplace conduct...
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