So Long to Summer Summary (Non-COVID Recent Cases)

Here are some important cases California employers should be reviewing – In-House Investigations When employers assign HR workers to do internal investigations of misconduct, ensure the investigator doesn’t act in bad faith to carry out a pre-determined...

California Arbitration-palooza!

The California courts of appeal have been busy socially distancing themselves from enforcing arbitration agreements. Mostly.  (To be fair, they enforced one too.  I just couldn’t resist the COVID joke.) It gets lonely on lockdown.  Sue me, if you can find an...

CA Supreme Court: Settling Plaintiffs May Continue as PAGA Representative

PAGA, or the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, is that law that allows employees to collect penalties for wage and hour violations, which  only the Labor Commissioner used to be able to seek.  The plaintiff-employee “stands in the shoes” of the state....

California Supreme Court Trims a Remedy Available in PAGA Lawsuits

The California Supreme Court threw a curve ball at employment lawyers today, on both sides of the courtroom.  Justice Cuellar issued the unanimous Court’s opinion in ZB, NA v. Superior Court (opinion here). This is a case about PAGA, the Private Attorney General...

Some California Employment Case Law Developments in February 2019

Here are some key court decisions affecting California employers in February 2019. Remember last year when the Ninth Circuit held that the federal Equal Pay Act prohibited any consideration of an applicant’s prior salary?  Me neither, but we posted about it...
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