Category: Employment

California Law Update: Toxic Products, Iran Investments, Non-Competes, Teacher Layoffs, More

Allen Matkins’ Eileen Nottoli on why businesses that sell consumer products in California need to be aware of – and act on – the state’s new Safer Consumer Product regulations. [Link: New Consumer Product Regulations: Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Need to Prepare] For your reference, a JD Supra roundup of commentary on a range of… Read more »

3 Laws Every Employer Should Consider During Election Season

In this Bloomberg Law interview, Lee Pacchia and Jonathan Salant discuss the specific legal needs of a presidential campaign, and why attorneys are cashing in big in this year’s political contest. But staying on the right side of election laws isn’t a concern just for candidates. Businesses of all sizes – from small companies to… Read more »

As Seen on Twitter: Eminent Domain, ACA Compliance, Cyber Attacks, NLRB, and Other Trending @LegalNews…

For your interest, here’s a quick look at a handful of updates and advisories with broad corporate focus trending this afternoon on JD Supra. As seen in the Twitter stream – what’s hot and who’s sharing it:   U.S. Dept of Labor auditing healthcare plans for ACA compliance | Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP –… Read more »

California Employers Score Significant Victory in Favor of Class-Action Waivers

On June 4, 2012, a California appellate court ruled in Iskanian v. CLS Transport to uphold an employment contract containing a class-action waiver. Drawing on the recent US Supreme Court decision in Concepcion, the California Court of Appeals determined that Arshavir Iskanian must abide by the terms of the arbitration agreement he signed while working… Read more »

Recent HIPAA Conviction Clarifies: Ignorance of the Law(s) Not an Excuse

Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Huping Zhou, a former employee of the UCLA Health System, for illegally accessing protected health information in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The decision provides an important clarification of HIPAA rules for health care providers, their employees,… Read more »

California Supreme Court Rules Against Attorney Fee Awards in Meal and Rest Break Lawsuits

First Brinker, now Kirby? The California Supreme Court recently gave employers in the state what could amount to another break on meal and rest break disputes. In Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection, the Court held that attorney’s fees may not be awarded under the California Labor Code to a party that prevails on a claim… Read more »