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Unpaid Interns Are Now Protected Against Discrimination and Harassment

On September 9, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 1443, which extends the state’s anti-harassment and anti-discrimination protections to unpaid interns. Employers are now prohibited from discrimination based on protected characteristics in the “selection, termination, training or other terms” of unpaid interns. A.B. 1443 also prohibits harassment of unpaid interns based on protected characteristics, … Continue Reading

CA Supreme Court Holds That Employees Are Bound By Arbitration Agreements Waiving Right To A Labor Comm’r Hearing

Frank Moreno agreed, as a condition of his employment with Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc., to arbitrate all of this employment disputes with his employer.  After terminating his employment with Sonic, Moreno filed an administrative wage claim with the Labor Commissioner for unpaid vacation pay.  Filing such a claim is the first step toward obtaining a “Berman” … Continue Reading

ABA Blawg 100 Amici (100 best legal blogs)

The ABA is taking nominations for its annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d appreciate it if you’d mention ours if you read it regularly and think others might benefit from it.  “Friends-of-the-blawg briefs” are due no later than Friday, Aug. 9.  Here’s the information from the ABA and a link to … Continue Reading

November 2012 California Employment Law Notes

We invite you to review our newly-posted November 2012 California Employment Law Notes – a comprehensive review of the latest and most significant developments in California employment law. The highlights include: “A Motivating Reason” Jury Instruction Is Upheld In Pregnancy Discrimination Case Wrongful Termination Claim Based Upon Workers’ Compensation Filing Was Properly Dismissed Minimal Allegations … Continue Reading