The European Whistleblowing Directive: What You Should Know
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- Until now, there has been no baseline regime for the protection of whistleblowers in the European Union (“EU”). Member state legislation in this area is largely fragmented and, in many cases, does not provide much (if any) protection for whistleblowers. Presently, only 10 out... ›
As State Cannabis Approval Grows Higher, When Can You Fire?
By: Andrew R. TurnbullFor decades, many employers have categorically prohibited marijuana use given its illegal status under federal law. With a growing number of state and localities legalizing marijuana and creating protections for marijuana users, many employers have been left wondering whether they can continue to lawfully... ›
Tightening Restrictions on NoncompetesMany employers have long used noncompetition agreements, or noncompetes, as an important tool for preventing former employees from unfairly competing against them. Although only a few states outright ban noncompetes with employees, most states permit employers to use noncompetes as long as they are... ›
FMLA Leave in the Digital Age: When Contacting an Employee on FMLA Leave Constitutes Interference
By: Andrew R. TurnbullThe American workplace has changed significantly since the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) over 25 years ago. The ubiquitous use of technology, such as email, instant messaging applications, laptops, and cellphones, have made working from home more commonplace and blurred... ›
Navigating the Seas of Federal, State, and Local Leave of Absence LawsFMLA, CFRA, NPLA, ADA, FEHA, NYPFL, SFPPLO. The alphabet soup of leave laws with which employers must comply is enough to make the heads of even the most seasoned HR professionals and in-house counsel spin. With an increasing number of municipalities jumping into the... ›
MoFo Webinar: Employment Traps in the Digital Age: Trade Secret (Including Restrictive Covenant) and Privacy Issues Abound
By: Eric Akira Tate and Mary RaceTrade secrets and personal information are key assets for most employers. Join us for a webinar to discuss recent developments affecting the protection of trade secrets in California (including restrictive covenants) and the handling of personal information. Topics will include: How do recent Defend... ›
Employment Practices and Future Technologies – Taking the Human out of Human ResourcesThe machines are taking over. Not always apparent, but Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are finding footholds in numerous industries. One area in which AI is rapidly on the rise relates to employment practices and employee control. But before embracing the future,... ›
What Do the DOL’s Proposed Changes to the FLSA Overtime Rules Mean for Employers?
By: Andrew R. TurnbullOn March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking , proposing to raise the minimum salary level for employees to be exempt from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Under current FLSA regulations,... ›
Call-in & Collect: California Reporting Time Pay Compliance Strategies
By: Andrew R. TurnbullCalifornia’s “reporting time pay” regulations are back in the news after the recent California appellate court decision in Ward v. Tilly’s, Inc. held that employees who worked on-call or “call-in” shifts were entitled to half-shift reporting time pay, even when not required to physically... ›
PAGA: A Call To Arms
By: Karen J. KubinWhatever good intentions its proponents may claim, the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) created perverse incentives for plaintiff’s lawyers to file representative actions seeking civil penalties for violations of the California Labor Code on behalf of all “aggrieved employees” of... ›