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MoFo ELC equips our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information on employment and labor law issues covering key judicial, litigation and legislative developments, their implications for employers, and strategies to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.


July 22, 2021 - Wage and Hour

Offshore Occupation

This week, the Ninth Circuit resolves a split among trial courts about the application of California labor laws on drilling platforms on the Outer Continental Shelf. IAFETA MAUIA v. PETROCHEM INSULATION, INC. The Court holds that California labor laws requiring meal and rest breaks do …›

A Return to Normalcy? Check Your Local Rules – An Update on Mask Litigation and Guidelines

Nine months ago, we discussed several issues that had been raised by COVID-19 face mask-related litigation.[1] Soon after, COVID-19 infection rates spiked to unprecedented levels. But with the emergency use authorization of three COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, the state of the pandemic …›

January 12, 2021 - Legislation

Privacy Litigation 2020 Year in Review: BIPA Litigation

Last year was busy for Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) litigants. Defendants in 2020’s flood of BIPA cases ranged from technology companies developing novel biometric products to amusement parks and healthcare organizations leveraging biometric tools for employee and customer authentication. Even small businesses, such …›

January 8, 2021 - Discrimination

Harassment and Acquiescence

Below is an excerpt from one of Morrison & Foerster’s newest blogs, Left Coast Appeals, which takes a data-driven look at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to analyzing Court statistics, the blog publishes a “This Week at the Ninth” roundup, a …›