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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.


November 5, 2017 - Privacy & Data Security

Hot Topics For Multinational Employers: Privacy In The Workplace, The EU General Data Protection Regulation, And Brexit

Increasing digitalisation of the workplace means that many routine activities nowadays entail the processing of employees’ personal information. Sophisticated data management tools allow for greater efficiency and help to identify and contain business risks. What often follows is harmonisation of HR data platforms within …›

October 5, 2017 - OFCCP

Workplace Bias and Gender Pay Equity in Silicon Valley

It was only a couple of years ago, on March 27, 2015, that a jury rejected Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination claims and rendered a defense verdict in favor of her former employer, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm. The Ellen Pao case, and …›

June 5, 2017 - Legislation

“On The Seventh Day He (She) Rested” . . . Maybe

It took 124 years, but the California Supreme Court in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., No. S224611, 2017 WL 1833143 (Cal. May 8, 2017) finally addressed in detail California’s day-of-rest statutes (Labor Code Sections 551, et seq.) originally enacted in 1893. Such a seemingly simple …›

May 5, 2017 - Legislation

San Jose Thinks It Knows The Way

The Economic Policy Institute has reported that, in 2016, as many as 4 million workers nationwide wanted but were unable to obtain full-time work. While some have debated these numbers, the City of San Jose, California, has attempted to tackle the issue with a …›