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California Leave Bills Employers Should Watch

Though employers may feel like California just wrapped up its legislative session for 2020, the 2021 legislative session is already in full swing. February 19 was the last day for the proposal of new bills. However, Assembly members and Senators have until September to revise and amend proposed bills before submitting them to the Governor. It... Continue Reading
March 2, 2021

California Leave Bills Employers Should Watch

Though employers may feel like California just wrapped up its legislative session for 2020, the 2021 legislative session is already in full swing. February 19 was the last day for the proposal of new bills. However, Assembly members and Senators have until September to revise and amend proposed bills before submitting them to the Governor.... Continue Reading
March 2, 2021

California Issues Limited Shelter-In-Place Order Effective November 21st

Only a week ago Governor Newsom “pulled the brake” on California’s reopening, including issuing a travel advisory. However, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the California Department of Public Health (“the Department”) has issued a limited stay-at-home order that will go into effect Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PST. The... Continue Reading…
November 20, 2020

California Issues Limited Shelter-In-Place Order Effective November 21st

Only a week ago Governor Newsom “pulled the brake” on California’s reopening, including issuing a travel advisory. However, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the California Department of Public Health (“the Department”) has issued a limited stay-at-home order that will go into effect Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PST. The... Continue Reading
November 20, 2020

California Propositions Employers Should be Watching in Upcoming Election

California voters will decide on several important propositions in the upcoming November election, including three employment law issues that could have far-ranging implications for California employers and businesses. Read the full article on Jackson Lewis Publications Page. Continue Reading
October 20, 2020

A Game of Venue Ping Pong Ended by the 7th Circuit Based on a Forum-Selection Clause

Employment claims brought by a former claims adjuster were batted back and forth from California state court to Indiana federal court and nearly back again before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit stepped in. On August 3, 2020, the 7th Circuit held the forum selection clause between the former claims adjuster and... Continue Reading
August 6, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument on Whether ‘Ministerial Exception’ Covers Lay School Teachers

Whether the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses prevent civil courts from adjudicating employment discrimination claims brought by employees against their religious employer, where the employee carried out important religious functions, is the question presented in two consolidated cases before the U.S. Supreme Court: Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, No. 19-267, and St. James School v. Biel, No.... Continue Reading
May 12, 2020

California’s Resilience Roadmap and Guidance to Employers for Stage Two Reopening

California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a plan to allow the limited reopening of some businesses beyond those in the category of essential critical infrastructure. This limited reopening is part of the “Resilience Roadmap” for California, the multi-phase plan to modify the statewide stay-at-home Order, originally issued on March 19, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Continue Reading
May 11, 2020

California’s Resilience Roadmap and Guidance to Employers for Stage Two Reopening

California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a plan to allow the limited reopening of some businesses beyond those in the category of essential critical infrastructure. This limited reopening is part of the “Resilience Roadmap” for California, the multi-phase plan to modify the statewide stay-at-home Order, originally issued on March 19, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Continue Reading…
May 11, 2020