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Labor and Employment Law
Oct 18 | Labor and Employment Law
In Troester v. Starbucks Corporation, the California Supreme Court recently held that the federal de minimis doctrine does not apply to claims for unpaid wages under the California Labor Code. As a follow-up to our recent legal alert on this case, we took a deeper dive into some common questions.
Insurance Coverage
Jun 06 | Insurance Coverage
In a ruling that bodes well for policyholders, the California Supreme Court provides much-needed clarity on the question of when a so-called "intentional act" may give rise to insurance coverage under a liability insurance policy.
Business Litigation
Oct 22 | Business Litigation
Effective January 1, 2020, the CCPA imposes a range of new requirements on businesses to ensure that consumers enjoy choice and transparency in the treatment of their personal information.
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Publication, Business Litigation
Oct 22 | Publication, Business Litigation
Effective January 1, 2020, the CCPA imposes a range of new requirements on businesses to ensure that consumers enjoy choice and transparency in the treatment of their personal information.
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Oct 18 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
In Troester v. Starbucks Corporation, the California Supreme Court recently held that the federal de minimis doctrine does not apply to claims for unpaid wages under the California Labor Code. As a follow-up to our recent legal alert on this case, we took a deeper dive into some common questions.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Oct 16 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key employment law cases involve the ministerial exception to employment laws and disability discrimination.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Oct 03 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
In a major victory for ride-share company Uber, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its much anticipated opinion in O'Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc., reversing certification of a class of over 160,000 Uber drivers and several denials of motions to compel arbitration in numerous class action lawsuits filed by Uber drivers.
Article, Labor and Employment Law
Oct 02 | Article, Labor and Employment Law
Congratulations, your organization has decided to transition to a paperless human resources environment. This article identifies and discusses key issues and legal requirements that organizations should consider at each stage of the paperless conversion.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Oct 01 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On September 30, 2018, for the final time during his tenure as Governor, Governor Jerry Brown acted on a series of bills passed by the legislature that would have far-reaching consequences for employers.
Publication, Business Litigation
Oct 01 | Publication, Business Litigation
Arizona courts typically enforce non-solicitation agreements, so long as they: (1) protect a legitimate business interest; (2) are reasonable in both scope and duration; and (3) do not violate Arizona public policy.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Sep 18 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key employment law cases address pre-employment physicals, appeals from California Labor Commissioner awards, and background checks.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Sep 17 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On September 14, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board released a draft rule that would reverse the NLRB’s 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015).

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