23 Jan 2013 11:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
555 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.