Employment and Labor Law Update: What Employers Need to Know for 2013

Palo Alto Presentation

23 Jan 2013 11:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Blair Forde
(858) 720-7974

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.

Topics Will Include:

  • Wage-and-hour law, including the split regarding flexible workweeks and the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker regarding meal and rest periods.
  • Guidance on California’s new laws regarding wage-statement requirements; payroll deductions; employee-access requirements, recordkeeping, and penalties related to retention of personnel files; as well as newly effective legislation requiring written commission agreements.
  • Employment class actions, including continuing developments following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dukes v. Wal-Mart decision.
  • Class action waivers after AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion and D.R. Horton, including a slew of cases before the California Supreme Court.
  • Developments in the areas of privacy and social media, including notable state laws, cases, and agency guidance.
  • Developments and guidance under the ADA related to medical marijuana use and obesity.
  • New EEOC regulations providing guidance on disparate impact and reasonable factors other than age under the ADEA, and on using background and criminal checks in hiring under Title VII.
  • Notable recent decisions and guidance from the National Labor Relations Board, requiring non-union employers to take another look at their handbook policies.
  • Developments in restrictive covenants and trade secrets.
  • Cases and legislation to watch in 2013.




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