California employers who have non-compete provisions contained within their employment-related agreements may have an affirmative obligation to take action by February 14, 2024. Assembly Bill … READ MORE “Non-Compete Provisions Require California Employers to Take Imminent Action”

California has finally received long awaited clarification from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which has appellate jurisdiction over the U.S. … READ MORE “Ninth Circuit Issues a Significant Blow to California’s Attempted Ban on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements”

California employers have rounded the time worked by their employees for decades. However, on February 1, 2023, the California Supreme Court agreed to hear oral … READ MORE “Time to Revisit Employee Time Rounding Policies Pending California Supreme Court Decision”

The new year will bring with it many new employment laws that will affect California employers. Below is a summary of some of the most … READ MORE “New Year, New Employment Laws: What California Employers Need to Know for 2023”

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana which permits arbitration of an individual California Private Attorneys … READ MORE “U.S. Supreme Court Hands Win to Employers on Arbitration of PAGA Claims”

UPDATE Effective April 25, 2022: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in … READ MORE “The Department of Homeland Security Extends Form I-9 Verification Rules for Remote Workers”

The California Supreme Court has clarified in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC that meal, rest, and recovery break premiums must be paid at the … READ MORE “California Supreme Court Clarifies that Rest, Meal, and Recovery Break Premiums Must be Paid at Employee’s “Regular Rate of Pay””

Before the January 1, 2022 effective date of Senate Bill 331, known as the “Silenced No More Act,” California limited the use of non-disclosure and … READ MORE “California Further Narrows Confidentiality Restraints in Employee Non-Disclosure and Settlement Agreements”