Employment Law News and Insights

California Supreme Court Eliminates Avenue To Avoid Arbitration Of Wage And Hour Claims

Published: Dec 16, 2019
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The California Supreme Court recently held that the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) (Lab. Code, § 2698, et seq.) does not authorize a plaintiff/employee to seek unpaid wages as part of the civil penalties available under PAGA. The case was ZB, N.A. v. Superior Court, No. S246711 (Sept. 12, 2019)....

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Predictive Scheduling Laws: What Are They, Where Do They Exist And Employers’ Reaction

Published: Dec 14, 2019
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Over the past five years, the United States has seen a wave of new laws aimed at providing employees with more predictable work schedules. These predictive scheduling laws are meant to provide stability to individuals so that they can attend to their child care, health, education and, in many cases,...

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Explaining Oregon’s Attempt To Rein In Restrictive Covenants

Published: Dec 12, 2019
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In his bylined article for Cascade Business News titled "Explaining Oregon's Attempt to Rein in Restrictive Covenants," Stephen Scott discusses HB 2992, a new law that adds another hurdle for Oregon employers seeking to enforce noncompetition agreements. The new law requires, among other things, an employer to provide a signed, written copy...

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