Practical Answers to Employment Law Issues
  • PAGA:  A Call To Arms
    - Legislation, PAGA

    PAGA: A Call To Arms

    Whatever 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
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  • Annual California Legislative Recap
    - Legislation

    Annual California Legislative Recap

    Another year has passed in the California Legislature, with new laws and amendments affecting California employers. Among the more significant changes, bills prompted by the #MeToo movement, including the new requirement that corporate boards of directors include women, have been passed. Other changes include
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  • Boomerang: The Trump NLRB Supplants the Obama NLRB
    - NLRB

    Boomerang: The Trump NLRB Supplants the Obama NLRB

    When Donald Trump took office in 2017, the members of the NLRB (Board) were predominantly appointees of President Obama. During the Obama presidency, the Board issued decisions that were mostly favorable to the interests of organized labor and its employee-members. Those decisions reversed years
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