Can California Payroll Companies Be Held Liable for Wage Statement Claims?

California law provides that a payroll service provider cannot be held liable for labor code violations –  but, a California appeals court recently held that employees may pursue tort claims against payroll service providers under a theory that the payroll … Continue reading

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2018 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 4) – Executive Compensation

Check out the latest from Snell & Wilmer’s Employee Benefits and Compensation attorneys regarding executive compensation. Read on here.

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2018 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 3) – Qualified Retirement Plans

Check out the latest from Snell & Wilmer’s Employee Benefits and Compensation attorneys regarding qualified retirement plans. Read on here.

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Might There Be an End in Sight to the Private Attorney General Act?

On November 28, 2018, a newly created association representing California-based employers called the California Business & Industrial Alliance filed a complaint for injunctive and declaratory relief against the California Attorney General seeking to enjoin the enforcement of the Private Attorney … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Secures Appellate Victory Enforcing Restrictive Covenants for First American Title

On October 9, 2018, attorneys from Snell & Wilmer’s Salt Lake City Labor & Employment Group secured a final victory for First American Title Company and First American Title Company LLC by way of a unanimous opinion from the U.S. … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Changes Course and Ends “80/20 Rule” for Tipped Employees

This month, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“Division”) issued an opinion letter that, once again, reversed the Division’s position as to which service industry employees may be subject to the “tip credit.” For those who do not … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeal Finds Employee Non-Solicitation Agreement Unenforceable

Previously, agreements prohibiting former employees from soliciting a former employer’s employees were generally considered enforceable, so long as they had reasonable terms. Earlier this month, however, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision, AMN Healthcare v. Aya Healthcare Services … Continue reading

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100 Percent Healed Policies – One of the EEOC’s Enforcement Priorities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is cracking down on employers for maintaining leave policies that the EEOC deems a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). These so-called “100 percent healed” policies require an employee returning from medical … Continue reading

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Austin Paid Sick Leave on Life Support

Prospects of Austin’s Paid Sick Leave ordinance actually going into effect took a turn for the worse on November 16, 2018, when the Austin-based Third Court of Appeals held the ordinance is unconstitutional under Texas law. Pro-business groups originally filed … Continue reading

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2018 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 2) – Annual Cost of Living Adjustments

Check out the latest from Snell & Wilmer’s Employee Benefits and Compensation attorneys regarding annual cost-of-living increases. Read on here.

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