Articles Posted in Employment Law

California Employers May Now Require Arbitration as a Condition of Employment
Thomas M. Lee

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chamber of Commerce v. Bonta, 20-15291 held yesterday in a 2-1 decision that California businesses may require an agreement to arbitrate employment disputes as a condition of being hired or continued as an employee. The Court affirmed a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of AB 51. This bill…

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The California Court of Appeal Recently Held That Individuals May Be Personally Liable in Wage and Hour Lawsuits
Thomas M. Lee

On June 28, 2022, the Court of Appeal in the matter of Seviour-Iloff v. LaPaille held that a Chief Executive Officer was personally liable for the wage and hour violations of the corporate employer. The Plaintiffs in this case originally filed a claim for unpaid wages and Labor Code penalties with the Division of Labor…

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What Can I Do if My Employer Does Not Give Me Accurate Paycheck Stubs or Paystubs?
Thomas M. Lee

Every California employer must provide an accurate itemized account in writing to their nonexempt employees semimonthly or at the time of each payment of wages, either as a detachable part of the check, draft, or voucher paying the employee’s wages, or separately if wages are paid by personal check or cash. This writing is also…

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What Are My Rights Under California Law if I Am a Victim of Crime?
Thomas M. Lee

A California Employer may not fire or in any manner discriminate or retaliate against an Employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, crimes that caused physical injury or mental injury, crimes involving threat of physical injury, or crimes involving persons whose immediate family member is deceased as a direct result of…

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