Category Archives: SRC E-Alerts

  • Ninth Circuit Affirms Decertification of Costco Class Action Seeking Unpaid Wages Resulting From Closing Procedures

    January 31, 2017 In an unpublished decision issued on January 20, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decertification of plaintiffs’ class in Eric Stiller and Joseph Moro, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., Case No. 3:09-cv-02473-GPC-BGS (9th Cir. Jan. 20, 2017) (“Stiller”). In Stiller, various employees […]

  • A California District Court Upholds California Choice-of-Law Provision in Facebook’s Terms of Service

    January 23, 2017 On January 9, 2017, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California upheld the California choice-of-law provision in Facebook, Inc.’s Terms of Service in the case Jose Palomino et al. v. Facebook Inc., Case No. 3:16-cv-04230 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 9, 2017) (“Palomino”). In Palomino, various citizens of New Jersey […]

  • Spring into Action: New Rules to Curb Workplace Harassment Become Effective April 1, 2016

    Spring into Action: New Rules to Curb Workplace Harassment Become Effective April 1, 2016 March 29, 2016 Numerous amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law with an effective date of April 1, 2016.  While many of the amendments simply clarify existing regulations or […]

  • California Employers Should Prepare for New 2015 Laws

    California Employers Should Prepare for New 2015 Laws >> Click here to download this E-Alert as a PDF The deadline has now passed for Governor Brown to sign into law, or veto, the more than 1,000 bills passed by the California Legislature this session. As usual, many of these bills signed by the Governor will […]

  • California Fills Prescription for Sick Workers

    California Fills Prescription for Sick Workers The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522), which requires California employers, regardless of size,  to provide paid sick leave to employees beginning July 1, 2015, was signed into law by Governor Brown on September 10, 2014.   California will be only the second state in the country […]

  • The San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance: What San Francisco Employers Need to Know

    The San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance: What San Francisco Employers Need to Know The City of San Francisco enacted the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (or “FFWO”) in October 2013, and the law took effect on January 1, 2014.  To address an ambiguity regarding coverage, the law was amended on January 7, 2014, and the […]

  • California Employment Legislation

    CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION 2013 END-OF-SESSION SUMMARY >> download this as a PDF October 13 marked the last day for Governor Brown to sign into law, or veto, bills passed by the California Legislature. Several of these laws signed by the governor will impact many California employers. To prepare you for these changes, and assist with […]