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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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Race to Justice: Labor Code Section 925 Allows Suits in Multiple Venues

A recent change in California law aimed at helping employees litigate their claims in this state was…

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New California Law Restricts Use of Confidentiality Clauses and Requires New Notice Requirements for Employment Settlement Agreements

California employers now need to carefully review the use of confidentiality clauses and how they provide employment…

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Last Call: The Final CalSavers Program Employer Registration Deadline is in 2022!

As we noted in April 2021, California law requires most private-sector businesses to register with the CalSavers…

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No Break for California Employers: California Supreme Court Deals Blow to Employers on Meal and Rest Break Premiums

On July 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court ruled in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC that…

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Please Sit Down: Ninth Circuit Limits Federal Court Standing for Claims Under California’s PAGA

On May 28, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Magadia v. Wal-Mart…

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Mid-Year Update on 2021 Employment Bills Pending in the California Legislature

This year’s legislative session in the California Legislature once again began with a flurry of employment law…

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