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July 2, 2015

On June 25, 2015, the EEOC issued updated enforcement guidelines regarding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 1338 (2015). In Young, the Court declined to give special, controlling weight to the July 2014 EEOC guidelines, finding the guidance was inconsistent with the EEOC’s prior positions, and the EEOC did not explain the basis for the guidance. For additional information, please read our client alert.

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June 30, 2015

On June 30, 2015, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Perez issued proposed changes to the “white collar” and related overtime exemption regulations.

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April 30, 2015

Starting January 1, 2015, a new law will go into effect in California that will significantly change the legal relationship between temporary staffing agencies and the companies that contract with them to use temporary workers. The new law, Assembly Bill 1897, also known as the “Temp Worker Protection Bill,” will make California companies jointly liable with staffing agencies for violations of wage, safety and workers' compensation laws. For additional information, please read our client alert.

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April 29, 2015

Kutak Rock attorney Matthew Sgnilek authored an article titled "This Is No LOL Matter! California Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Cell Phone Use" which appears in the July 2015 edition of Entertainment Human Resources Network.

February 25, 2015
California Government Code Section 12950.1, which sets forth the requirements for sexual harassment training and education, was recently amended to include an anti-bullying training requirement. Please read the client alert for more information.
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January 1, 2015

On January 1, 2015, the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rule will go into effect which may reveal higher daily death and injury numbers.

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July 31, 2014

On June 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia confirmed a company’s rights to conduct an internal investigation that is protected by the attorney-client privilege.  This decision has attracted national attention.

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July 29, 2014

California employers can significantly limit their exposure to liability by ensuring compliance with IRCA’s I-9 employment authorization and document retention requirements for each employee.

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July 18, 2014

On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued new enforcement guidelines regarding the PDA and ADAAA.

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July 1, 2014

With its term coming to a close, the Supreme Court has issued a pair of important opinions that set the stage for change in the labor and employment arena.  The two cases – National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, No. 12-1281, and Harris v. Quinn, No. 11-681 – have the potential to shake up labor relations in the years to come.  Employers should remain vigilant as this precedent works through the NLRB and the courts and should be prepared to modify policies and procedures as necessary.

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