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Fifth Circuit Holds That Employer’s Access To Data Stored On Employee’s Personal Cell Phone Not Shielded By Stored Communications Act
The intersection of individual employee privacy and the proliferation of the use of hand-held devices and smart phones for business purposes, including the increasing popularity of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, continues to generate thorny questions for employers.
United States
28 Jan 2013
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New California Employment Laws - January, 2013
A number of important employment-related laws came into effect at the start of the new year.
United States
15 Jan 2013
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California Court Of Appeal Rejects NLRB’s View That Federal Labor Law Prevents Use Of Class Waivers In Employment Arbitration Provisions
Twice in as many months, the California state appellate courts have enforced an arbitration agreement requiring arbitration of wage-and-hour claims on an individual basis.
United States
25 Jul 2012
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California Employers "Provide" Meal Periods by Making Them Available but Need Not Ensure that Employees Take Them
On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the scope of an employer’s obligation under California law to "provide" employees with meal and rest periods.
United States
23 Apr 2012
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New California Law Raises Liability Risk for Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors
Many employers think they can save money by classifying their workers as independent contractors. But doing so incorrectly can now cost even more—something the California plaintiffs’ bar is sure to take notice of. On October 9, 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 459 (S.B. 459).
United States
15 Nov 2011
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National Labor Relations Board Focusing On Employee Use of Social Media
Social media has come to play an important role for employees airing workplace grievances. As a result, employers have had to develop policies that restrict inappropriate speech while not violating their employees’ rights.
United States
30 Sep 2011
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California Supreme Court Applies California’s Overtime Law to Nonresidents; Rejects Unfair Competition Law Claims Based on FLSA Violations Outside California
On June 30, 2011, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in "Sullivan v. Oracle Corporation", No. S170577 (June 30, 2011), deciding three questions of state law that had been certified from the Ninth Circuit.
United States
 
15 Jul 2011
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California Employees Entitled to Compensation for Certain Commute Time And Pre- and Postliminary Job Activities
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued a decision interpreting when California employers must compensate employees who are required to commute to work in company-owned vehicles.
United States
 
12 Mar 2010
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US Supreme Court to Review Employer Access to Employee Text Messages
On December 14, 2009, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that, by reviewing text messages transmitted and received on a pager issued to a police officer, a California city had violated the constitutional privacy rights of the officer and of three individuals who had sent him text messages.
United States
 
17 Dec 2009
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California Supreme Court Issues Guidance On Workplace Video Surveillance
On August 3, 2009, the California Supreme Court issued a decision regarding the limited circumstances under which private California employers may lawfully engage in video surveillance of their employees.
United States
 
12 Aug 2009
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California Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for Representative Actions Against Employers
On June 29, 2009, the California Supreme Court issued two decisions clarifying the requirements for bringing representative actions under two state laws, the Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA).
United States
 
16 Jul 2009
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Employers May Settle California Wage and Hour Claims Directly With Putative Class Members
In a decision that will make it easier for employers to reach an early settlement of putative wage and hour class actions based on California law, on June 10, 2009, the California Supreme Court refused to review an appellate court decision allowing an employer to directly settle California state wage and hour claims with current and former employees even though the same claims were pending in a putative class action.
United States
 
2 Jul 2009
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First Bill President Obama Signs Makes it Easier for Employees to Allege Discrimination in Compensation
On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a new law that is applicable to the vast majority of the country's employers.
United States
2 Feb 2009
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