The NLRB Just Made It Harder To Lasso Franchisors And Affiliated Businesses For The Alleged Sins Of Their Compatriots

In 2015, the NLRB adopted a more relaxed standard for determining when an entity could be considered a joint employer and thus liable for alleged workplace wrongs along with a direct employer. Of course the result of the loosening of … Continue reading

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The DOL Starts 2020 With a Bevy of Opinion Letters

Not sitting on its laurels, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has already issued three new opinion letters to begin the year.  Two deal with issues under the FLSA and a third addresses issues under the FMLA. Opinion letter number … Continue reading

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Transportation Workers Get a Green Light to Ignore Arbitration Agreements for Wage Claims

The California Court of Appeal in Nieto v Fresno Beverage Company took the position that a driver who delivered beverages solely within the state of California was nonetheless a “transportation worker” who was exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) … Continue reading

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California Construction Industry, Are They The Next Ripe Target For Private Attorney General Act Claims? Hint-The Answer Is Yes.

In January, California ushered in a new law designed to strengthen wage protections for employees who work under private construction contracts. The law makes all “direct contractors” potentially liable for wages incurred by an employee of any subcontractor-at any tier. … Continue reading

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That Will Be the Question

Whether it be a Hollywood mogul, a renowned politician or a formerly respected executive, it is clear from the Me Too and Time’s Up movements that the voices against and stands taken to uncover and prevent sexual harassment have a … Continue reading

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California Employers Must Pay Commissioned Employees Separate Rest Break Pay

In California, employers are required to provide non-exempt employees with a ten minute paid rest break for every four hours worked or major portion of four hours worked (defined as anything more than two hours). A California appellate court ruled … Continue reading

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