Human Resources

The 500-Pound Retaliation Case

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Possibly the most widely read legal story of the new year involves a custom auto repair shop employee who had a falling out with his […]

“Sigh Of Relief” As Supreme Court Takes Up PAGA Case

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With the Supreme Court granting certiorari in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, California employers “who have been plagued by the filing of boilerplate PAGA […]

Gig Work Showdown Looms In ‘22

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In November 2020, California’s Proposition 22 passed with 59 percent of the vote, enabling companies like Lyft, Uber and Instacart to classify their drivers as […]

The Luxury Side Of the Hack, And Other Cybersecurity Stories That Made History In 2021

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Online publication Motherboard selects nine of the year’s best stories on hacking, information security, privacy, and surveillance “that we wish we had reported and written […]

What Employers Need To Know About Masks

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A post from law firm Littler addresses what is obviously a fluid and rapidly evolving situation, listing what’s required as well as what is recommended […]

Which Law Schools Do The Pricey Lawyers Come From?

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A study from GradReports and data research company Optimal is said to identify “the top 10 schools that place the greatest percentage of grads at […]

Unlikely Plaintiffs Challenge Bristol Myers Squibb Vaccine Policy

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Four plaintiffs, all highly-paid professionals, have filed a putative class action against Bristol Myers Squibb, claiming they were wrongfully denied religious exemptions to the company’s […]

Addressing Workforce Diversity

Addressing Workforce Diversity

Our country has experienced a multi-cultural movement around issues of race recently, and many employers have taken a critical look at workplace disparities and worked […]

How A Civil War Law To Snare Mule Scammers Enhances Cyber Risk For Govt Contractors

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The False Claims Act, passed in 1863 to nab unscrupulous merchants selling sawdust-laden gunpowder and lame mules to the Union army, is now being applied […]

The CA Employment Law Minefield: What’s New For ’22

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It’s not yet illegal to be an employer in California, but it’s getting there….

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