We invite you to review our newly-posted October 2022 California Employment Law Notes, a comprehensive review of the latest and most significant developments in California employment law. The highlights include:

Johar v. CUIAB, 2022 WL 4139848 (Cal. Ct. App. 2022)

Reena Johar, a home improvement sales person, left work to care for a terminally ill relative, but after just one week, the employer “decided she had quit” and gave her no new sales appointments.  Although Johar told the Employment Development Department that she lost her job due to a “temporary layoff,” the employer claimed

Robles v. Employment Dev. Dep’t, 207 Cal. App. 4th 1029 (2012)

Jose Robles worked as a service technician for Liquid Environmental Solutions for four years prior to his termination. His job was to collect food grease from restaurants and other food outlets. Robles’s employment was terminated after he attempted to buy shoes for a friend with the $150 annual shoe allowance that Robles received

First Aid Services of San Diego, Inc. v. California Employment Dev. Dep’t, 133 Cal. App. 4th 1470 (2005)

First Aid Services of San Diego, Inc. challenged the California Employment Development Department’s decision to grant unemployment benefits to Tiffany Whittaker, an emergency medical technician employed by an ambulance service, who supplemented her income by accepting assignments from First Aid, a company that sends EMT’s to