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Earlier today, the Supreme Court declared that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“CRA”) protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination. In what is hailed as a major victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workers, the justices said the CRA’s ban on job discrimination on the basis of “sex” can be read to forbid …



The COVID-19 pandemic and “Stay at Home” orders issued in response have had an immediate and significant impact on the activities of California businesses and individual policyholders.  As a result, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has noted that “projected loss exposures of many insurance policies have become overstated or misclassified” and has ordered premium reductions …


Adding to the fallout of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal is a recent lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court by former major league pitcher, Mike Bolsinger.  Bolsinger was a  relief pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays when he was called into a game on Aug. 4, 2017.  He, in baseball terminology, got “lit-up” …



As a follow up to our recent blog on the issue, on January 16, 2020, Judge Benitez granted the Plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction in the California Trucking Association v. Attorney General Xavier Becerra matter (“CTA matter”).  This precludes California’s Attorney General from enforcing AB-5 against any motor carrier operating in California until final …


California Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) is a law aimed at classifying most workers as employees rather than independent contractors, that went into effect Jan. 1, 2020. However, the day before the law was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez of the Southern District of California granted an application by the California Trucking …


What Employers Need to Know About “Ban the Box” (Assembly Bill No. 1008) By Kori Macksoud, Esq. In California, nearly one in three adults have an arrest or conviction record that can significantly undermine their efforts to obtain gainful employment. Experts have found that employment is essential to reducing recidivism, that people with criminal records …


Working After Clocking-Out: California Supreme Court Rules Against Starbucks, Holds Regularly Occurring Work Time is Compensable By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Douglas Troester is a former shift supervisor for Starbucks Corporation. He sued Starbucks on behalf of himself and other non-managerial employees who performed closing tasks from mid-2009 to October 2010. Starbucks’ software required Troester to …


New ABC Independent Contractor Test Will Likely Spur More Wage & Hour Class Actions By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Labor laws and regulations govern employees’ wage rates, work hours and other working conditions. Employees are also subject to various federal and state payroll taxes. Independent contractors, however, are not entitled to the protections of the wage …

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