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 […]

Local Minimum-Wage Increase In Effect: Time To Check Your Payroll!

It may be time once again to update your payroll. On July 1, 2018, the minimum wage increased in many cities in California, including Los Angeles. The statewide minimum wage increases every year on January […]

Employers Score Victory As U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class-Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements

In a major victory for employers, the United States Supreme Court held that class-action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable and not inconsistent with federal labor law. In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the […]