EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE ACTIONS: A “CLASS” OF THEIR OWN

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion allows parties to avoid arbitrating class action claims. The Court overturned an earlier California Supreme Court decision, in which the state court held class action waivers in...

UPDATING EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS FOR 2012

Much of the legislation passed in 2011 goes into effect on January 1, 2012. Employers should update their employee handbooks or other policies to reflect these legislative and other changes. Here are some of the most significant changes facing California employers....

TREATING “SIMILARLY-SITUATED” EMPLOYEES THE SAME

Most employers know that consistent application of internal policies and job standards can prevent discrimination and retaliation claims. This is particularly important because plaintiffs seeking to make such claims must establish that the employer treated...

MORE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

With the emergence of an active National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), non-union employers are learning about the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) the hard way. The NLRB’s keen interest in how employers attempt to regulate...

NEW LAWS FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

Recently, Governor Brown signed into law a few key bills that mark significant changes for California employers. Employers should prepare now to comply with these new laws (most of which become effective January 1, 2012) and adjust their practices accordingly. Full...
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