National Labor Relations Board Issues Report on Employee Handbook Policies Likely to Violate Labor Laws

March 18, 2015 – The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) today released a 30-page report “concerning recent employer rule cases.” The report discusses a variety of provisions in employee handbooks that have led to complaints being … Continue reading

High Court Refuses to Strike Down California Rule on Representative Claims for Wage and Hour Penalties

January 20, 2015 – The United States Supreme Court today rejected an employer’s request for review of the California Supreme Court’s decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC. This action could represent a major victory for California plaintiffs … Continue reading

To Sever or Not to Sever? A Key Consideration in Drafting Your Arbitration Agreement

January 7, 2015 – California employment laws – especially those involving so-called “representative” actions and arbitration – create a potential minefield for unwary employers. A decision issued today by the California Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Four) highlights … Continue reading