As has been widely publicized, the U.S. Supreme Court announced in Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, No. 21-984, that a former employee was entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), despite working as a manager and earning over $200,000 annually
Earlier this week, in a win for gig economy companies, a California appeals court ruled Uber, Lyft, and similar app-based ride-hailing and delivery companies can continue to classify their California drivers as independent contractors pursuant to Proposition 22. In 2020, California su
Effective this year, Senate Bill 1162 significantly expanded the employer pay data reporting requirements of California Government Code section 12999. The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) recently released guidance to help employers comply with the new requirements by the upc
The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision on Tuesday, February 21, effectively wiping out several Trump-era rulings allowing employers to include confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in severance agreements. The current Board now takes the stance that it is an u
The Arizona legislature recently passed a law that will allow job seekers to hide certain crimes from potential employers. Under A.R.S. § 13-911, Arizona residents who are arrested, convicted, or sentenced on or after December 31, 2022 may petition the court to have their criminal rec
In a “matter of first impression,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Clarkson v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. (No. 21-35473, Feb. 1, 2023) that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) requires employers to pay servicemembers while on militar
David Barton on - Leave Abuse: How to Manage Employee Attendance While Complying with a Growing Number of Protected Absences Arizona, like many other states, protects employees who take Paid Sick Leave. But did you know that jury duty and voting time are also protected? And let’s not
On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2023, into law. In addition to providing $1.7 trillion in funding for the U.S. federal government for the 2023 fiscal year, the Act also adopted two acts implementing certain workplace rights and protecti
Agreements that prevent former employees from working for a competing business or operating their own competing business may soon be unlawful in the entire United States. At present, roughly one in five American workers are bound by a non-compete agreement, but on January 5, 2023, the
On October 11, 2022, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a proposed rule concerning worker classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). For more than 80 years, both the DOL and courts applied a totality-of-the-circumstances “economic reality test” to determine whet
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