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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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