October 2016 Newsletter
Several times per year, we publish a newsletter that covers topics of interest to California residents such as: employment law, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, and related topics. Our recent newsletter covers several important topics relevant to California employment law; October 2016 Newsletter.
For example, our recent 2016 newsletter includes:
California Legislation & PAGA Bills
Some PAGA Bills Didn't Make the Cut
It's been a few weeks since the California Legislature adjourned, bringing the second half of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session to a close. A number of employment-related bills are awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's signature as the September 30th deadline to either veto or sign the bills quickly approaches.
Ninth Circuit Rules on Employment Arbitration Agreements
In Morris v. Ernst & Young LLP (9th Cir. No. 13-16599) plaintiffs brought a class action against the accounting firm Ernst & Young for misclassification, FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) and California labor laws violations. Ultimately on August 22, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Class Action Waivers in employment arbitration agreements are unenforceable.
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