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This morning the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated opinion in three consolidated cases pending before it on the issue of whether a class action waiver provision in an employment arbitration agreement violates the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) and is therefore unenforceable. (NLRB v. Murphy Oil Co.; Epic Systems Corp. v Lewis;...
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In a ground breaking decision, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, Cal., No. S222732 (April 30, 2018), the California Supreme Court adopted a new legal standard that will make it much more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors, drastically altering the labor and employment law landscape across the state.  The decision will directly...
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As we ring in the New Year, Governor Jerry Brown has signed various employment related bills from the 2013 legislative session.  The session produced quite a few new laws that will affect California employers’ day-to-day operations and policies in 2014.  Most of the new laws take effect on January 1, 2014.  Some of the new...
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“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson found himself out of a job last week – at least for the time being – when he was indefinitely suspended from the hit A&E reality show after making several anti-gay remarks in a GQ interview.  Furor has grown over Robertson’s suspension, with the family breaking its silence to say...
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