Employment Law Commentary Archives

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2015 Issues


  • January 2015 (Vol. 27, No. 1)
    Featured: Landmines to Avoid in Conducting Workplace Investigations

2014 Issues


  • December 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 12)
    Featured: Bowling Alone: Obama's Labor and Employment Regulatory Agenda in the New Republican Congress
  • November 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 11)
    Featured: Is She Really Allowed to Wear That? Religious Accommodation in the Workplace
  • October 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 10)
    Featured: California Legislative Update
  • September 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 9)
    Featured: California Court Warns Employers Trying to Pass the Buck Through BYOD
  • August 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 8)
    Featured: The Death of Courtesy and Civility Under the National Labor Relations Act
  • July 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 7)
    Featured: Building a Workforce Culture of Data Security In The Post-Snowden Era
  • June 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 6)
    Featured: Protecting Trade Secrets Globally: Comparing the U.S. and EU
  • May 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 5)
    Featured: Meal and Rest Break Compliance in the Post-Brinker Era
  • April 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 4)
    Featured: EEOC v. Ford Motor Company: Is Telecommuting A Reasonable Accommodation After All?
  • February 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 2)
    Featured: Some Thoughts on the New OFCCP Data Collection Regulations for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
  • January 2014 (Vol. 26, No. 1)
    Featured: Can Employers Be Liable for Employees' Car Accidents During Employee Commutes? Maybe.

2013 Issues


  • December 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 12)
    Featured: Religious Discrimination and Muslim Employees
  • November 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 11)
    Featured: Trade Secret Protection from the Silicon Valley to the Silicon prairie: Texas Adopts the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • October 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 10)
    Featured: California Legislative Update - It's That Time of Year Again
  • September 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 9)
    Featured: Where Average Isn't Good Enough: California Courts Continue to Attack Piece-rate and Commissions Compensation Plans
  • August 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 8)
    Featured: Are you being served?
  • July 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 7)
    Featured: Supreme Court Buttresses Class Action Waivers
  • June 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 6)
    Featured: A Trap for the Unwary: EEOC Pushes Back on Overly Expansive Severance Agreements
  • May 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 5)
    Featured: When Is a Complaint a Complaint? After Kasten and Beyond
  • April 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 4)
    Featured: Two New Wage and Hour Cases: One Good News for Employers, One Not so Good
  • March 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 3)
    Featured: Pregnancy Disability Leave in California: What Should Employers Be Expecting?
  • February 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 2)
    Featured: Is Working from Home a Reasonable Accommodation?
  • January 2013 (Vol. 25, No. 1)
    Featured: The New NLRB: It's Coming for Non-Union Employers

2012 Issues


  • December 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 12)
    Featured: Employment and Labor Initiatives During the President’s Second Term
  • November 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 11)
    Featured: Doing Business in Europe
  • October 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 10)
    Featured: Employment and Labor Initiatives During the President’s Second Term
  • September 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 9)
    Featured: Preventing Politically Based Conflicts Workplace
  • August 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 8)
    Featured: EEOC's Final Rule on Age Discrimination
  • July 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 7)
    Featured: EEOC Updates Guidance on Using Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions
  • June 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 6)
    Featured: Iskanian v. CLS Trans., Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements
  • May 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 5)
    Featured Unpaid Internships: A Prevalent Practice Called into Question
  • April 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 4)
    Featured The Post-Brinker Workplace – What Every Employer Should Know
  • March 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 3)
    Featured  A Mandatory Injury and Illness Prevention Plan under Federal OSHA
  • February 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 2)
    Featured  Paton v. Advanced Micro Devices: Sabbaticals as Vacations
  • January 2012 (Vol. 24, No. 1)
    Featured  Enforceability of Mandatory Employment Arbitration in California

2011 Issues


  • December 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 12)
    Featured:  Low-level Supervisors Create Big Liability in California Sexual Harassment Suit: Fuentes v. AutoZone
  • November 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 11)
    Featured:  Independent Contractors: Recent Developments in the Courts
  • October 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 10)
    Featured:  California Legislative Update – The Bills are Now Getting Signed
  • September 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 9)
    Featured:  Social Media and the NLRB: Tread Carefully
  • August 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 8)
    Featured:  Ready or Not, Here They Come: State E-Verify Laws and What Employers Should Know
  • July 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 7)
    Featured:  The U.S. Department of Labor's New Timesheet App: The Wage and Hour Stakes Just Got Higher
  • June 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 6)
    Featured:  Cal/OSHA Enforcement Penalties: The New Definition of Serious is Serious
  • May 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 5)
    Featured:  EEOC Issues New ADAAA Regulations: What Employers Should Watch For
  • April 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 4)
    Featured:  Thank You For Not Smoking
  • March 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 3)
    Featured:  Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance: Encouraging Employee Participation and Cooperation to Avoid Whistleblower Claims
  • February 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 2)
    Featured:  Employees Can Now Sue for Suitable Seating (Among Other Things): Bright v. 99 Cents Only Stores and Home Depot U.S.A. v. Superior Court (Harris)
  • January 2011 (Vol. 23, No. 1)
    Featured:  Encouraging Internal Reporting of Potential Fraud Through Cultures of Compliance

 

2010 Issues


  • December 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 12)
    Featured:  2010 Legislative Review
  • November 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 11)
    Featured:  Influenza and Pandemic Preparation: A Legal Perspective
  • October 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 10)
    Featured:  Collision Course: Conflict Between United States Supreme Court and California Judicial Interpretation of Arbitration Agreements Comes to a Head
  • September 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 9)
    Featured:  Five Years of AB 1825: Is Two Hours of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure?
  • August 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 8)
    Featured:  Employees and Social Media Activity: What is your company's policy?
  • July 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 7)
    Featured:  Change Comes to the Department of Labor: New Directions for Regulation and Enforcement Under the Obama Administration
  • June 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 6)
    Featured:  Not Your Bush Board Anymore: Obama's Appointees To The NLRB
  • May 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 5)
    Featured:  How to Save Gas . . . and Prevent Heartburn: The Legal Issues Surrounding Telecommuting
  • April 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 4)
    Featured:  How to Deal with Worker Classification Tax Audits
  • March 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 3)
    Featured:  Employee or Independent Contractor: It's Time to Assess
  • February 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 2)
    Featured:  Just Because It Looks Like Attorney-Client Privilege and Sounds Like Attorney-Client Privilege Doesn't Mean It Is Attorney-Client Privilege
  • January 2010 (Vol. 22, No. 1)
    Featured:  Social Media and the Workplace

 

2009 Issues


  • December 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 12)
    Featured:  It May Be Incredibly Easy in the Digital Age, but Secretly Recording Conversations Is Still Illegal
  • November 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 11)
    Featured:  Annual California Roundup – Employment Law & 2009 Legislative Sessions in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
  • October 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 10)
    FeaturedEdwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP: One Year Later
  • September 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 9)
    Featured:  Annual California Roundup – Employment Law & 2009 Legislative Sessions in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
  • August 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 8)
    Featured:  Arbitrating Employment Claims
  • July 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 7)
    Featured:  Courts Issue Important New Decisions: Good or Bad News
  • June 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 6)
    Featured:  Point of View: When Settling a Wage and Hour Class Action May Not Be the Best Option
  • May 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 5)
    Featured:  EEOC Lists Employer Best Practices for Supporting Caregiver Employees
  • April 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 4)
    Featured:  Arbitration Agreements in Light of 114 Penn Plaza v. Pyett
  • March 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 3)
    Featured:  "The Times They Are A-Changin'": Labor and Employment Law Under the Obama Administration
  • February 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 2)
    Featured:  Ninth Circuit Clarifies California Overtime Pay Laws for Out-of-State Employees in Sullivan v. Oracle
  • January 2009 (Vol. 21, No. 1)
    Featured:  New York Mini-WARN Act Effective Soon – How Does It Compare to Federal and California WARN Acts?

 

2008 Issues


  • December 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 12)
    Featured:  Illegal Immigration Worksite Enforcement: How to Safeguard Your Company in an Era of Unprecedented Raids and Regulations
  • November 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 11)
    Featured:  Annual California Roundup: Much Ado on the Legislative Front – Plus Employment Law in President Elect Obama's Administration
  • October 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 10)
    Featured:  Weathering the Storm: Employment Issues in an Economic Downturn
  • September 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 9)
    Featured:  Political Discussion in the Workplace: Small Talk or Big Problems?
  • July 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 7)
    Featured:  Employer Firearm Policies: Parking Lots, State Laws, OSHA, and the Second Amendment
  • June 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 6)
    Featured:  Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave: Resume Fraud as a Defense to Employment Claims
  • April 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 4)
    Featured:  July 1, 2008: Hands-Free Cell Phone Use Mandatory
  • March 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 3)
    Featured:  DOL Proposes Revisions to the FMLA Regulations
  • February 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 2)
    Featured:  Employer Obligations Under The FMLA Have Recently Been Expanded To Include Military-Related Leaves
  • January 2008 (Vol. 20, No. 1)
    Featured:  New Changes To Long-standing National Labor Relations Board Law

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