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...