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  • Balancing Public Employees’ Religious Rights with the Establishment Clause

    When it comes to striking a balance between the religious rights of government employees and the government’s duty to avoid Establishment Clause violations, “context matters.” In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, 991 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2021), the Ninth Circuit held that the public prayer by Joseph Kennedy, a football coach employed by the Bremerton...… Continue Reading
    May 25, 2021
  • Nevada Enacts Minimum Wage Increase to $12 Per Hour

    Nevada’s minimum wage will increase to $12.00 per hour (or $11.00 for employees offered health insurance) by mid-2024, based on a new bill signed into law by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. Beginning July 1, 2020, Nevada’s current minimum wage rates of $8.25 (without health insurance) and $7.25 (with health insurance) will increase by $0.75 to...… Continue Reading
    June 14, 2019
  • Effective January 1, 2012, Employers Must Comply with Changes to San Francisco Health Care Ordinance

    San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance has been amended to require additional obligations for covered employers with workers in the City and County of San Francisco.  The amendments will take effect January 1, 2012. The Ordinance requires many employers to spend a specified minimum amount toward certain health care expenses for their employees working in the … Continue reading Effective January 1, 2012, Employers Must Comply with Changes to San Francisco Health Care Ordinance
    December 8, 2011