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Required Reimbursement for Employee Cell Phone Usage

In Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc., the California appellate court recently held that employers are always required to reimburse employees for mandatory use of their personal cell phones, ...
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Stored Communications Act Covers Facebook Postings

If you are one of the hundreds of millions of people using social networks, there is a good chance that the information you share through social networking is exposed to more people thank you think. ...
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Piece-Rate Compensation Case

A recent decision by California Court of Appeal in Gonzales v. Downtown LA Motors, LP, unless overruled, will affect the future of “piece-rate” compensation of employees. The Court held ...
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Landmark CA Social Media Privacy Bill

On September 27, 2012 California became one of three states in the nation, after Maryland and Illinois, to increase privacy protections for social media users by limiting an employer’s ability ...
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Neither Party Entitled to Attorney's Fees for Meal and Rest Break Claims

Nicely following up the California Supreme Court's recent decision on meal/rest periods under Brinker, on April 30, 2012, the Court in Kirby v. Imoos Fire (SC S185827 4/30/12) held that the ...
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To listen to the webinar discussing what the Brinker decision means to Employers. Please click on the following link:
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CA Employers NOT Obligated to Police Meal Breaks under Brinker

On April 12, 12, the California Supreme Court in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (SC S1663504/12/12) finally decided the longstanding question of whether California employers are required ...
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Additional New Employment Laws for 2012

California employers must be prepared to comply with these and other bills that impact employment law. Most of the new laws signed by Gov. Brown take effect January 1, 2012. This does not give ...
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2012 California Employment Law Newsletter

Click here to read about significant changes in employment laws for California employers.
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Client Alert: Multimillion Dollar DFEH Settlement

On November 30, 2010, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced that it would settle a class action lawsuit filed against Verizon for improper family medical leave practices. ...
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Client Alert - NLRB Postpones Effective Date for New Posting Requirement

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has postponed the November 14, 2011 effective date of its new posting rule that requires union and non-union employers to notify employees of ...
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