Tag: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

California Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Hours Worked’ Questions
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Posted in Compensation Meal and Rest Break

California Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Hours Worked’ Questions

Recently, the California Supreme Court answered the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ certified wage-and-hour questions, determining, among other things, that the time workers spend in…

FEHA Liability
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Posted in Discrimination

California Supreme Court Imposes FEHA Liability on Agents of Employers

In a long-awaited decision, the California Supreme Court has determined that third-party business agents of a certain size can now be directly liable for violations…

religious beliefs
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Posted in Discrimination

Employers Must Explore Reasonable Accommodations for Religious Beliefs

Religion is one of just two protected classes under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) — disability is the other — that requires employers…

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Posted in Independent Contractor

California’s Worker Classification Law Legal Challenge Partially Revived

On March 17, 2023, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals partially reversed a district court’s order denying a preliminary injunction and dismissing a legal challenge…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

California’s Ban on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Invalidated

On February 15, 2023, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al….

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Posted in Compensation

Ninth Circuit Requests Help From CA Supreme Court Again

On July 8, 2022, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified three questions to the California Supreme Court to assist it with ruling whether a…

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Posted in Discrimination General

Ninth Circuit Asks California Supreme Court About FEHA Liability for Agents of Employers

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the California Supreme Court to determine whether a business entity acting as an agent of an employer…

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Posted in Independent Contractor

AB 5 Injunction Overturned

Once upon a (pre-pandemic) time, one of employers’ most pressing concerns was the independent contractor law (also known as AB 5) that took effect in…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

Could Lack of Meal, Rest Break Policy Violate California Law?

When a litigant raises an entirely new issue that has no direct precedent, the court can ask the California Supreme Court how it would rule…