Because labor and employment issues are a significant source of litigation and a top concern for management and in-house counsel, we feel it is crucial to equip our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information on employment and labor law issues. To assist in this endeavor, we publish our monthly Employment Law Commentary ("ELC"), which covers key judicial and legislative developments, their implications for employers, and strategies to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.

Click on the images below to view current and previous issues of the ELC. If you would like to review older issues, please check out our ELC archive. If you have any questions about the current ELC or past issues, feel free to contact the editor, Lloyd Aubry.

Current Issue

Featured: Boomerang: The Trump NLRB Supplants The Obama NLRB

Past Issues

Featured: Troester v. Starbucks Corp. – What Is A Trifle, Anyway?

Featured: Protecting Investments in People and IP While Avoiding Criminal Sanctions

Featured: From Social Media to Social Change: Will #MeToo Alter California Arbitration Law?

Featured: What the Supreme Court’s “Epic” Decision Means for Employers

Featured: Dynamex v. Superior Court: California Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Independent Contractor Classification under California Wage Orders

Featured: Employers Caught in Crosshairs of Immigration Debate – Understanding and Complying with the California Immigrant Worker Protection Act

Featured: A Changing Landscape: Unpaid Internships Under the DOL's New Primary Beneficiary Test

Featured: Whatever the Seventh Circuit Says, Extended Leave Can Still Be a Reasonable Accommodation in California

Featured: The California Legislature and the Trump Administration: Different Directions

Featured: Hot Topics for Multinational Employers: Privacy in the Workplace, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and Brexit

Featured: Workplace Bias and Gender Pay Equity in Silicon Valley

Featured: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Survive Dismissal: Castleberry v. STI Group

Featured: Let Us Pray: The Challenges of Accommodating Muslim Prayer in the Workplace

Featured: When One Person's Scent Is Another Person's Disability

Featured: "On the Seventh Day He (She) Rested" ...Maybe

Featured: San Jose Thinks It Knows the Way

Featured: The Don(ald) of a New Era: Are Workplace Immigration Raids on the Horizon

Featured: The Movement for Equal Pay in the Workplace: Progressive State Laws Carry the Torch

Featured: The Cost of Keeping Things Quiet: Crackdown on Confidentiality Clauses Calls for Explicit Carve-outs

Featured: You're Fired? Potential Ramifications of the Trump Presidency

Featured: Annual California Legislative Roundup

Featured: NLRB Issues Raft of Pro-Union Decisions As Time Expires

Featured: Massachusetts Passes Gender Equity Law - A Harbinger of Things to Come?

Featured: The EEOC's New Focus on LGBTQ Discrimination: How to Stay Out of the Headlines

Featured: The Defend Trade Secrets Act – What Employers Need to Know Right Now

Featured: The New Federal Overtime Regulations: Are You Ready?

Featured: Kilby V. CVS Pharmacy: The California Supreme Court In The Driver’s Seat Clarifies Seating Standards In The Workplace

Featured: The California Fair Employment and Housing Council Issues Proposed Regulations to Limit Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions

Featured: Separation Anxiety: Best Practices for Employee Severance Agreements

Featured: Alcoholism and Disability Discrimination: Lessons from the USC Coach’s Case

Featured: New Year, Revised Handbook

Featured: Annual California Roundup

Featured: EU Employment Issues in M&A Transactions

Featured: The NLRB's Decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California(2015) One Month Later: Is the Sky Falling for Employers?

Featured: Mayo v. PCC Structurals: The Ninth Circuit Clarifies Boundaries for Accommodating Employees Whose Misconduct May Relate to a Mental Disability

Featured: Temporary Workers in Dual-Employer Arrangements: Who is Responsible for Their Health and Safety?

Featured: Questions Linger About the Scope of Court Review of EEOC-Conciliation Efforts

Featured: Security Screenings: Workers May Have To Wait but They Don’t Have To Be Paid Under The FLSA

Featured: Mitigating Risks to Maximize the Advantages of Your Contingent Workforce

Featured: Does the Government Think Your Confidentiality Agreements Chill Whistleblowing?

Featured: Where There's Smoke, Should There be Fire? An Analysis of Employer Termination Rights for Employee Off-Duty Marijuana Use


Past Issues

Please visit our archives to see prior issues of the Employment Law Commentary.


Lloyd W. Aubry, Jr.
ELC Editor
(415) 268-6558

Janie F. Schulman
Co-Chair, Employment + Labor Group
(213) 892-5393

Eric A. Tate
Co-Chair, Employment + Labor Group
(415) 268-6915

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