Labor and employment issues continue to be a significant source of litigation and a top concern for management and in-house counsel. Join Morrison & Foerster as we host a series of briefings to discuss key judicial and legislative developments, their implications for employers, and strategies to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.
- Wage and hour law and class actions, including the California Supreme Court’s eagerly anticipated decision in Brinker and its recent decision in Harris v. Superior Court (Liberty Mutual).
- Guidance on California’s new laws regarding pay notice requirements for new employees; recordkeeping requirements and penalties related to retention of independent contractors; and written commission agreements.
- Employment class actions, including developments following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dukes v. Wal-Mart decision.
- Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including further developments related to gender identity and expression.
- Disability, accommodations, and leaves of absence, including the OFCCP’s recently proposed revision to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and updates to California’s pregnancy leave and bone marrow/organ donation regulations.
- Employee privacy, including new developments in the use of consumer credit reports in the employment context.
- Developments in restrictive covenants and trade secrets.
- Developments regarding E-Verify and the employment of undocumented immigrants.
- Mandatory arbitration after AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.
- Notable recent decisions and guidance from the National Labor Relations Board, including with respect to social media.
- Cases to watch in 2012.
MCLE credit is pending.