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...
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