Recent Developments in California Labor and Employment Law

Palo Alto Program


Employment + Labor

Palo Alto, CA

Eric Akira Tate

Eric Akira Tate


The California courts and labor agencies have made 2005 a year of dramatic changes, issuing several significant opinions clarifying the legal landscape and giving employers clear direction on several fronts. Morrison & Foerster LLP will host a series of briefings to discuss these and other developments, including our annual review of the Legislature’s activities, and their impact on California employers.


Topics Will Include:


  • DLSE Changes Rules: Vacation Pay, Exempt Employees
  • Case Law: Commission Chargebacks, Meal/Rest Period Penalties, Individual Liability
  • Meal and Rest Period Regulations?
  • New Rules for Computer Professionals

Legislative and Judicial Developments 

  • Miller v. DOC and Yanowitz v. L’Oreal: Discrimination Liability Expands
  • IBP v. Alvarez: Donning and Doffing/Hours Worked Requirements
  • Helmer v. Bingham: Keep Your Employment Promises or Promissory Fraud
  • Sexual Harassment Training Regulations (A.B. 1825)

Current Issues

  • Electronic Discovery Responsibilities for Human Resources

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This invitation is transferable and open to colleagues and guests. There is no charge to attend this seminar. Morrison & Foerster LLP (provider # 2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hours.

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