$2 Trillion Stimulus Package Signed by the President Will Provide Relief to Many Individuals and Businesses Impacted by COVID19.

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law a $2 trillion stimulus package, the largest emergency aid package in United States history. This law, the ”Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (“CARES”), […]

California Supreme Court Rules That Employees Who Have Settled Their Individual Wage And Hour Claims May Still Pursue Representative PAGA Claims As “Aggrieved Employees.”

In an issue of first impression, and an important loss for employers, the California Supreme Court recently decided that employees still can pursue claims under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 […]

DOL Issues Guidance On Emergency Paid Sick Leave & Emergency FMLA Required By Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released "Frequently Asked Questions" on March 24, 2020, regarding the emergency paid sick leave ("EPSL") and emergency paid Family and Medical Leave ("E-FMLA") pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus […]

Reimbursement To Employers For Emergency Paid Sick Leave & Emergency Paid FMLA Pursuant To Families First Coronavirus Response Act

In our E-Alert last week, we reported that employers with fewer than 500 employees will be required to provide emergency paid sick leave (“EPSL”) and emergency paid Family and Medical Leave (“E-FMLA”) pursuant to the […]

Coronavirus Emergency Paid Sick Leave & FMLA Expansion

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law to address the Coronavirus outbreak. The new legislation expands the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and provides an […]

Legislative Update For California Employers

Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a number of employment-related bills that will affect employers throughout the state. In addition to AB 5, which restricts the use of independent contractors (discussed in an earlier […]

California Codifies “ABC” Test to Limit Independent Contractors and Expand Definition of “Employee”

Last year, the California Supreme Court sent shockwaves throughout the business community in the landmark ruling Dynamex v. Superior Court, which limited the use of independent contractors for purposes of claims for wages and benefits […]

Reporting Time Pay Required For Employees Who Call In To Determine If They Will Work An On-Call Shift 

Employees scored another legal victory in a case that expands the scope of what it means to “report to work.”  In Ward v. Tilly’s, Inc., a California Court of Appeal held that an employee is […]

NLRB Turns To Rulemaking To Reverse Joint Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) has issued a proposed regulation to re-establish the traditional test for determining whether two employers are considered “joint employers” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Under the […]

California Supreme Court Rejects Federal “De Minimis” Doctrine

In another victory for employees, the California Supreme Court held last week that small amounts of time that an employee works before clocking in or after clocking out for the day are compensable, and an […]