Political Discrimination At Work

There is a huge push to vote this election season with many voicing their beliefs whether pro or against the current administration. Some of these people can be rather boisterous. What if this continues into the workplace? Can an employee be discriminated against for...

California Salary History Ban

Effective this year, California employers are prohibited from asking for an applicant1‘s salary history. In addition, employers are required to provide pay scale information, upon reasonable request, to the applicant for the position being applied.

No Quiero Discounted Meals At Taco Bell

California Wage Order 5-2001 requires employers to relieve employees of all duties during required meal periods. Taco Bell adheres to those policies, complying with state law with 30-minute meal breaks. As an additional incentive of employment, the restaurant, on a...

De Minimis Time

In the case of Troester v. Starbucks, Troester claimed that Starbucks failed to compensate him and other employees for closing tasks (e.g. locking the door, turning off the lights, setting the alarm, etc.) that were routine recurring tasks of closing responsibilities...

Employee Handbook Rules

The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued new guidance on employer handbook rules and company policies in an effort to provide greater clarity to employers on which rules will be considered a violation of the rights of employees. These...

Supreme Court Restricts American Workers

Based on a 5 to 4 vote, Supreme Court lawyers ruled that employers may enforce individual arbitration agreements that restrict the ability for workers to collectively pursue allegations of federal workplace law violations. With this ruling, provisions within a...

Employment Arbitration Agreements AB 3080

Spurred by the #MeToo movement, Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher from San Diego introduced bill AB 3080 which would prohibit employers from denying employees the opportunity to publicly disclose an instance of sexual harassment as part of an...

Me Too Movement

In the era of the #metoo movement, it’s clear that many businesses do not understand or respect sexual harassment laws in the workplace; especially in professions dominated by males. With increased coverage of the #Metoo movement, there have been widespread...

Misclassification Of Employees

Due to complicated laws, employers routinely misclassify employees as exempt, making overtime violations one of the most popular filed claims in federal and state courts. It’s not just small business matters either. In 2017, Bank of America settled a wage and...

New California Law Helps Retaliation Claims

The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed Senate Bill 306 into law on October 3, 2017, to take effect on January 1, 2018. This new law allows an employee to receive injunctive relief from an employer on “showing that reasonable cause exists to believe a...