New Employee Safety Bill May Increase Litigation in California

The California Senate recently pass a bill which, if enacted, would permit employees in California to refuse to report to work when they feel “unsafe.”  The bill purports to apply during major natural disasters and states of extreme peril, but … Continue reading

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NLRB General Counsel Memorandum Reveals New Enforcement Strategy Affecting All Employers

In her first memorandum as General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo laid out a clear agenda for the new enforcement priorities of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). All unionized and nonunionized private sector employers face the changes that are contemplated in … Continue reading

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Checking In On The PRO Act

As we previously reported, the Protecting the Right to Organize (“PRO”) Act is pending before Congress.  With the Pro Act, House and Senate Democrats seek to amend the National Labor Relations Act.  Some of the most significant provisions in the … Continue reading

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A Recent Supreme Court Decision Impacts Union Organizing for Agricultural Workers in California

In a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of two fruit growers who challenged a California state regulation which granted union organizers limited access to agricultural employers’ properties for the purpose of promoting union efforts. The Court’s … Continue reading

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Parental Leave – It’s Not Just a Women’s Issue

A complaint filed in Massachusetts federal court earlier this week highlights a blind spot for many employers. When thinking about parental leave issues, employers often focus on their women. But men have the same rights as women when it comes … Continue reading

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Judge Red Cards U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Equal Pay Claim

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s (“WNT”) battle to increase pay in line with that afforded to the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (“MNT”) was dealt a blow last Friday as a judge dismissed their Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) claim. The … Continue reading

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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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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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Ring the Bell! Snell & Wilmer’s Labor and Employment Group Is Recognized in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® issued a 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms,” ranking law firms and practice groups on national and metropolitan tiers. Rankings are based on a number of factors, including evaluations by clients, lawyers, … Continue reading

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1 Reminder: Leave Can Be an ADA Reasonable Accommodation — Due in: Now

On February 1, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit alleging that Tennessee-based West Meade Place LLP violated the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) when it denied an employee’s requested leave as a reasonable accommodation for her anxiety … Continue reading

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