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Employment Litigator Oswald B. Cousins Joins Morrison & Foerster In Palo Alto
Mr. Cousins brings an extensive employment practice, with a focus on high-stakes litigation and counseling, adding breadth to the firm's Employment & Labor Group
United States
13 Aug 2019
PAGA: A Call To Arms
Whatever good intentions its proponents may claim, the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) ...
United States
11 Feb 2019
Employment Law Commentary - Volume 29, Issue 3 - March 2017
Like many good dramas, the car wash story leaves some questions unanswered. What happened to the car wash management and the aiding and abetting wife? Were they arrested? Prosecuted? Fined? No.
United States
13 Apr 2017
Texas Court Temporarily Stops Implementation Of Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces
Judge Marcia Crone of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas stopped the implementation of controversial provisions of Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces...
United States
9 Nov 2016
NLRB Issues Raft Of Pro-Union Decisions As Time Expires
In the last days of Summer 2016, as the political make-up of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was about to change, the Board suddenly issued 20 decisions in a single week.
United States
17 Oct 2016
Harmonization Of Trade Secrets In Europe And New US Trade Secrets Law Gets The Green Light—What Do These Changes Mean For Companies In Germany, The UK And The US?
A harmonized trade secrets protection regime is coming to Europe and the US. Until now, there has been a fragmented approach to trade secrets across Europe, with some countries having specific trade secrets legislation and others relying on unfair competition, tort, or contract law.
3 Jun 2016
Don't Worry, Be (Un)Happy: Does U.S. Labor Law Protect A Worker's Right To A Bad Attitude?
A few months ago, we noted that a Yelp employee's online "negative review" of her employer might be protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)...
United States
1 Jun 2016
Kilby V. CVS Pharmacy: The California Supreme Court In The Driver's Seat Clarifies Seating Standards In The Workplace
Most of the California Industrial Welfare Commission's industry and occupational wage orders contain a two-sentence provision requiring employers to provide employees with suitable seats "when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats."
United States
17 May 2016
California Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Agreements That Mutually Exclude Applications For Temporary Restraining Orders And Preliminary Injunctions
In Baltazar, the plaintiff put forward three arguments in support of her claim that the arbitration clause in question was substantively unconscionable.
United States
14 Apr 2016
Certification By Statistics: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Statistical Sampling In Tyson Foods Employment Class Action
Tyson Foods is a processor and maker of chicken, beef, pork, and prepared foods. Plaintiffs are Tyson employees who work in a pork processing plant in Iowa.
United States
4 Apr 2016
Employment Law Commentary - Volume 28, Issue 1 - January 2016
If you have never dealt with an employee who is an alcoholic, rest assured, you will. Alcoholism has been described as the single largest, most destructive addiction in the United States...
United States
7 Feb 2016
The Second Circuit Tackles Employee Rights, Obscenities & Social Media Use
Employers took note last year when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that "liking" a Facebook post can qualify as protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
United States
27 Nov 2015
Employment Law Commentary, July 2015
One of the most basic concepts in employment law is that employers have an obligation to furnish a safe workplace for their employees. Cal. Lab. Code § 6400.
United States
3 Aug 2015
Employment Law Commentary, February 2015
With the recent increase in the number of states that have "legalized" or decriminalized some form of marijuana use...
United States
11 Mar 2015
Employment Law Commentary, August 2014
In January 2013, we reported on the increasing focus of the National Labor Relations Board on employer policies and rules in non-unionized workplaces.
United States
25 Sep 2014
California Supreme Court Limits Commissioned-Salesperson Overtime Exemption
The California Supreme Court issued an important decision for employers who pay salespersons on commission but don’t pay them overtime.
United States
24 Jul 2014
More Good News For Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements: California Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waiver In Employment Dispute, Except For Representative PAGA Claims
The California Supreme Court issued its first opinion upholding a class action waiver following the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.
United States
11 Jul 2014
California Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements, But Invalidates Waivers Of Representative Actions Under The California Private Attorneys General Act
In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation (June 23, 2014), the Supreme Court upheld class action waivers in arbitration agreements.
United States
7 Jul 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Abolishes The Presumption Of Prudence In ERISA Stock Drop Cases
A recurring scenario in ERISA litigation involves claims against fiduciaries of 401(k) retirement plans who are alleged to have breached their fiduciary duty.
United States
7 Jul 2014
Employment Law Commentary - May 2014
The California Supreme Court settled the question of the nature of an employer’s duty to provide meal periods to its employees.
United States
11 Jun 2014
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