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.
On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued a six-pronged Path Out of the Pandemic (the “Plan”) and Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (“EO”) that will require certain federal contractors and businesses with 100 or more employees to have …›
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 …›
Nine months ago, we discussed several issues that had been raised by COVID-19 face mask-related litigation. 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 …›
On May 31, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed amendments to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (the “Amendments”) that aim to impose significant new restrictions on employee non-compete and non-solicit agreements in Illinois. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign the …›
On June 17, 2021, Cal/OSHA adopted revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards, relaxing many of the previous COVID-19 requirements for employers in light of the growing number of vaccinated individuals in the state. The new standards go into effect immediately and apply to most …›
By: Jessica Kaufman, Adam J. Hunt, and Natasha Greer Menell
Class certification is often discussed as a “stage” of litigation, but the Second Circuit’s recent decision in Jin v. Shanghai Original, Inc. et al is a good reminder that, even after a class is certified, class treatment must remain appropriate throughout the litigation. In …›
On March 19, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newson signed Senate Bill 95, requiring California employers with more than 25 employees to provide their employees with Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) for various COVID-related absences. Coverage under this new legislation is far more expansive than …›
On January 11, 2021, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (“the Act”), effectively eliminating non-competes in Washington, D.C., except under very limited circumstances. The Act is anticipated to take effect on March 19, 2021. …›
In this fifth episode of our podcast series on COVID-19, Michael Ward, MoFo partner and global head of the firm’s Life Sciences Group and Patent Group, discusses with Janie Schulman, employment and labor partner in our Los Angeles office as well as co-chair of …›
By: Tiffany Cheung, Michael Burshteyn, and Camille Framroze
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 …›