2018 U.S. SUPREME COURT ROUNDUP (PART 2)

This article is Part 2 of a two-part series providing an overview of recent United States Supreme Court decisions in employment law.  We continue below with brief summaries of the U.S. Supreme Court’s key employment law opinions. We also preview the employment...

2018 U.S. SUPREME COURT ROUNDUP (PART 1)

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series providing an overview of recent United States Supreme Court decisions in employment law. The United States Supreme Court issued several decisions during the past year that may affect California employers. We summarize the...

SHOULD EMPLOYERS USE ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS?

The law is clear that employers and employees may agree to resolve employment-related disputes through an arbitrator, rather than in the courts.  The agreement details the process, such as which disputes are subject to arbitration, how to select the arbitrator, what...

CALIFORNIA’S NEW INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TEST

The California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Lee is a game-changer for businesses that classify individuals as “independent contractors” rather than employees. Businesses must learn the new test for independent contractor status and...

WHO PAYS? JOINT EMPLOYER LIABILITY

The general rule is that only the employee’s “employer” is liable for wage and hour violations. However, the definition of “employer” is an evolving area of the law. California’s legislature, federal agencies, and courts have expanded traditional notions of the...
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