• Article

    One Year on, What Legal Changes Has #MeToo Brought to Life?

    Tony Oncidi authored an article on legislation in California in response to the #MeToo movement.

    From Daily Journal on October 5, 2018

  • Blog

    Governor Brown Signs Slew of #MeToo-Inspired Laws

    From California Employment Law Update Blog on October 1, 2018

  • Blog

    “Bill Bites” – More New Labor and Employment Laws in California

    From California Employment Law Update Blog on October 1, 2018

  • Blog

    California Imposes New Mediation Disclosure Requirement On Attorneys

    From California Employment Law Update Blog on September 26, 2018

  • Newsletter

    California Employment Law Notes


    Employer Must Obtain Written Authorization To Conduct Background CheckConnor v. First Student, Inc., 2018 WL 3966434 (Cal. S. Ct. 2018)
    Some Of California's "Sanctuary State" Employer Obligations Are Struck DownUnited States v. California, 314 F. Supp. 3d 1077 (E.D. Cal. 2018)
    No-Employment Provision In Settlement Agreement Is An Unenforceable RestraintGolden v. California Emergency Physicians Med. Group, 896 F.3d 1018 (9th Cir. 2018)
    Court Affirms $500,000 Jury Award To Employee Who StuttersCaldera v. California Dep't of Corr. & Rehab., 25 Cal. App. 5th 31 (2018)
    $80 Error On Final Paycheck Results In Six-Figure Judgment In Favor Of EmployeeNishiki v. Danko Meredith, APC, 25 Cal. App. 5th 883 (2018)
    Member Of Tribe Could Proceed With Whistleblower SuitThe Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation v. United States Dep't of the Interior, 2018 WL 3978542 (9th Cir. 2018)
    Professional Golf Caddies May Be Required To Wear Bibs Containing AdvertisementsHicks v. PGA Tour, Inc., 897 F.3d 1109 (9th Cir. 2018)
    Employee May Recover For Breach Of Contract, But Not For "Theft Of Labor"Lacagnina v. Comprehend Sys., Inc., 25 Cal. App. 5th 955 (2018)
    Attorneys Were Not Liable For Breach Of Confidential Settlement AgreementMonster Energy Co. v. Schechter, 26 Cal. App. 5th 54 (2018)
    Injured Employee Who Was Denied Prescription Drug Is Limited To Workers' Comp BenefitsKing v. CompPartners, Inc., 2018 WL 4017874 (Cal. S. Ct. 2018)
    Homeowner Could Be Liable For Tree Trimmer's InjuriesJones v. Sorenson, 25 Cal. App. 5th 933 (2018)
    FLSA's De Minimis Doctrine Does Not Apply To California "Off-The-Clock" ClaimsTroester v. Starbucks Corp., 5 Cal. 5th 829 (2018)
    Taco Bell Did Not Deny Meal Breaks By Providing Employee Discounts For Meals Eaten On PremisesRodriguez v. Taco Bell Corp., 896 F.3d 952 (9th Cir. 2018)
    Employer's Future Attorneys' Fees Should Be Considered In Connection With CAFA Amount-In-Controversy RequirementFritsch v. Swift Transp. Co. of Ariz., LLC, 899 F.3d 785 (9th Cir. 2018)
    Change In Retirees' Health Benefits Did Not Constitute Age Discrimination, But May Be A Breach Of ContractHarris v. County of Orange, 2018 WL 4211161 (9th Cir. 2018)
    Class Action Dismissed For Failure To Bring Lawsuit To Trial Within Five YearsMartinez v. Landry's Rest., Inc., 2018 WL 4091279 (Cal. Ct. App. 2018)
    Employer Of Piece-Rate Employees May Assert Safe-Harbor DefenseJackpot Harvesting Co. v. Superior Court, 26 Cal. App. 5th 125 (2018)

    September 2018

  • Blog

    Social Media Mania — Be Careful Out There!

    From California Employment Law Update Blog on August 17, 2018

  • Blog

    Do California’s New Restrictions on Independent Contractors Apply Retroactively?

    From California Employment Law Update Blog on August 17, 2018

  • Blog

    Another Gargantuan California Verdict… This Time for $18.6 Million

    From California Employment Law Update on July 19, 2018

  • News

    Judge Rules California Employers May Allow ICE Access Without Warrant

    A California Employment Law Update blog post authored by Tony Oncidi and Tracey Silver is quoted.

    From SHRM on July 10, 2018

  • Newsletter

    California Employment Law Notes

    Supreme Court Bars Mandatory Union Dues For Public Employees
    Janus v. AFSCME, 585 U.S. ___, 2018 WL 3129785 (2018)
    Supreme Court Upholds Employee Class Action Waivers
    Epic Sys. Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U.S. ___, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018)
    Court Reverses Defense Verdict In Sexual Harassment Case
    Meeks v. AutoZone, Inc., 2018 WL 3062555 (Cal. Ct. App. 2018)
    Employer May Be Liable For "Thwarting" Pregnant Extern From Applying For Job
    Abed v. Western Dental Servs., Inc., 23 Cal. App. 5th 859 (2018)
    Former Librarian's Discrimination Claims Were Barred On Various Legal Grounds
    Wassmann v. South Orange County Cmty. Coll. Dist., 2018 WL 3063946 (Cal. Ct. App. 2018)
    Whistleblower Lawsuit Should Not Have Been Dismissed
    Taswell v. The Regents of the Univ. of Cal., 23 Cal. App. 5th 343 (2018)
    Release Executed In Workers' Compensation Case Did Not Bar Subsequent Civil Action
    Camacho v. Target Corp., 234 Cal. Rptr. 3d 223 (Cal. Ct. App. 2018)
    Ninth Circuit Affirms ADA Judgment In Favor Of Employer
    Snapp v. BNSF Ry., 889 F.3d 1088 (9th Cir. 2018)
    Former High School Teacher's Race/Sex Discrimination Claims Were Properly Dismissed
    Campbell v. State of Hawaii Dep't of Educ., 892 F.3d 1005 (9th Cir. 2018)
    Negligent Hiring Claim May Be Covered By CGL Insurance Policy
    Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp. v. Ledesma & Meyer Constr. Co., 233 Cal. Rptr. 3d 487 (Cal. S. Ct. 2018)
    Employer Not Vicariously Liable For Injuries Caused By Employee During His Commute
    Newland v. County of Los Angeles, 234 Cal. Rptr. 3d 374 (Cal. Ct. App. 2018)
    Successive Class Action Was Not Barred By Statute Of Limitations
    Fierro v. Landry's Rest. Inc., 23 Cal. App. 5th 325 (2018)
    PAGA Wage Statement Claim Does Not Require Proof of Injury
    Raines v. Coastal Pac. Food Distrib., Inc., 23 Cal. App. 5th 667 (2018)
    Employer Need Not Provide Wage Statement Concurrently With Payment of Employee's Final Wages
    Canales v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 23 Cal. App. 5th 1262 (2018)
    Employer Improperly Adopted Alternative Workweek Schedule But Wage Statement Penalties Are Reversed
    Maldonado v. Epsilon Plastics, Inc., 22 Cal. App. 5th 1308 (2018)

    July 2018