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Naranjo: Finally, Some Good News For California Employers—“Good Faith” Defense Applies for Wage Statement Violation Claims

California employers facing wage and hour class actions and California Private Attorney’s General Act (“PAGA”) cases with…

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Ready to terminate? Wait a Second – Lessons from Goodson v. County of Plumas

In Goodson v. County of Plumas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California…

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New Requirements in 2024 for California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

With 2024 quickly approaching, one of the many upcoming changes to California’s employment laws is an update…

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California Supreme Court Expands FEHA’s Definition of “Employer” to Include Business-Entity Agents

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (the “FEHA”) bars “employers” from discriminating against applicants and employees because…

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New Labor & Employment Laws for California Employers in 2023

As we ring in the New Year in 2023, a number of new labor & employment laws…

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Dark Patterns: Will Your Website Be CPRA Compliant?

In May, the California Privacy Protection Agency released draft regulations scheduled to take effect on next January….

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Viking River Cruises v. Moriana: California’s Ban on Waiving Individual PAGA Claims in Arbitration Agreements Sails Off Into the Sunset

By Jim McNairy and Kendall C. Fisher-Wu On June 15, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued…

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California Supreme Court Holds Wage Statement and Final Pay Laws Apply to Meal and Rest Period Premium Pay

California law requires employers to provide meal and rest periods to most non-exempt employees.  Pursuant to Labor…

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Legal Alert: Cal/OSHA Revises COVID-19 ETS Regulations for a Third and Final Time

The Cal/OSHA Board recently approved a third revision to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“Updated COVID-19 ETS”)…

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