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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.

June 29, 2022 - Wage and Hour

Drug Tests and Attorney's Fees

This week, the Ninth Circuit addresses the employment status of job applicants made to take drug tests and the availability of an award of attorney’s fees under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(d). JOHNSON V. WINCO FOODS The Court holds that job applicants to supermarket …›

May 18, 2022 - Non-Compete

Preparing for Colorado’s New Limits on Employee Non-Competes

Continuing the ongoing trend of states placing restrictions on employee non-competes, on May 10, 2022, the Colorado General Assembly passed a bill amending C.R.S. § 8-2-113 (the “Amendment”) and adding significant limitations on employee non-compete agreements. Most notably, the Amendment seeks to: …›

April 8, 2022 - Wage and Hour

Paying Employees in Cryptocurrency: Is That Lawful?

In recent years, more consumers, merchants, and financial institutions have accepted cryptocurrency as a form of payment for everyday products and services. Last November, mayors of two major U.S. cities signaled what may be the next phase of cryptocurrency’s melding into the mundane, when …›

February 15, 2022 - Legislation, Workplace Misconduct

Practical Considerations for Navigating the Upcoming Federal Ban on Predispute Arbitration and Class Action Waivers of Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the United States Senate passed H.R. 4445, which will amend the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to ban all pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class and collective action waivers covering sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. President Biden has already announced …›

February 4, 2022 -

California Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Whistleblower Claims Under California Labor Code Section 1102.5

California Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Whistleblower Claims Under California Labor Code Section 1102.5 What Happened? Before last week, some courts had applied the standard in California Labor Code section 1102.6 to resolve whistleblower claims under California Labor Code section 1102.5, while other courts had …›

Double-Take: Nationwide Preliminary Injunction of EO 14042 Limited to “Vaccine Mandate” Only

On Friday afternoon, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, which had earlier issued a nationwide preliminary injunction of Executive Order 14042, against Executive Order 14042’s vaccine mandate, made clear that the injunction applies only to the vaccine mandate and not …›