The recent California Supreme Court decision in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. has resolved a split among California Courts of Appeal, particularly regarding Private Attorney General Act claims (PAGA), stating that trial courts cannot dismiss PAGA claims based solely on manageability concerns.
In 2024, the focus on California’s employment landscape will center around the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), with the proposed California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act poised to replace it pending the November election.
Learn more about the changes brought about by California's Assembly Bill No. 594 (AB 594), which will empower public prosecutors to independently pursue civil or criminal actions for Labor Code violations.
SB 497, the Equal Pay and Anti-Retaliation Protection Act, amends Labor Code sections to create a rebuttable presumption of retaliation when employees are disciplined or terminated within 90 days of protected activity, simplifying the process of proving retaliation.
Explore the implications for employers of SB 525, which introduces a significant minimum wage increase to $25 an hour for healthcare workers in California.
Arce v. Southland Care Center underscores the importance for employers to uphold California labor laws on meal and rest breaks.
In Harstein v. Hyatt Corp., the Ninth Circuit clarifies that temporary layoffs without definite return dates trigger immediate payment of accrued vacation pay.
California employers should be aware of recent Court of Appeal decision LaCour v. Marshalls of California, LLC, et. al., as they may now face further PAGA litigation, despite a prior settlement of a previous PAGA claim.
Adolph v. Uber clarifies that employees compelled to arbitrate individual PAGA claims can still pursue non-individual claims, affirming their rights to enforce labor laws.
New section of California Labor Code will make it unlawful for employers in California to ask applicants about their pay history.
New amendments to California Labor Code 98.7 Make it Easier for Employees to Prove Unlawful Retaliation.