Walmart: No Price Rollback For Truck Driver Claims

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The Ninth Circuit affirmed a $54.6 million jury verdict for truck drivers who said Walmart violated California wage and hour laws including failure to pay minimum wage for layovers, rest breaks and inspections as a matter of law. The majority of the damages awarded in this case rested on whether Walmart exercised control over its […]

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ALERT: Arbitration Injunction Will Remain In Place For Now

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California employers won yet another important victory Friday in the fight to allow the use of mandatory employment arbitration agreements in California. See our previous articles on AB-51 here and here. In December, the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit challenging AB-51 because it runs afoul of federal arbitration law. In late December, a […]

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FRIDAY FLURRY: UPDATES ON NEWS FROM THIS WEEK

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Court Re-Emphasizes Importance of Going and Coming Rule  By: Rebecca A. Hause-Schultz The “going and coming” rule says that an employee is generally not acting within the scope of employment when going to or coming from the employee’s regular place of work. In a recent case, Plaintiffs argued that an employer was responsible for an […]

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NOTEWORTHY NEW LAWS FOR 2020

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The New Year brings with it some noteworthy new laws for 2020.  The following are reminders on several new laws that all California employers should be aware of. AB 5: Employees and Independent Contractors. Effective January 1, 2020, Assembly Bill 5 codified the Dynamex decision regarding whether an individual is an employee or an independent […]

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