Employers Prepare for New Changes to CA’s Pay Data Reporting

Employers Prepare for New Changes to CA’s Pay Data Reporting

As you may already know, California law requires private employers with 100 or more payroll employees to file an annual Payroll Employee Report. The California Civil Rights Department has recently implemented several key changes to this year’s reporting requirements—and State issued templates for reporting the same. Therefore, employers should understand these changes before initiating the data collection process and submitting a Pay Data Report, which is due on May 8, 2024.

California Employers to Notify Employees of Void Noncompete Agreements by February 14

California Employers to Notify Employees of Void Noncompete Agreements by February 14

In October 2023, California introduced a new law mandating that employers must issue individualized written notices to their current and former California employees by February 14, 2024, informing them that any noncompete clauses or agreements with their employers are rendered void and unenforceable under California law.

Trial Courts in California Cannot Strike PAGA Claims on Manageability Grounds

Trial Courts in California Cannot Strike PAGA Claims on Manageability Grounds

Last Thursday, January 18, California’s Supreme Court held in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. that trial courts lack inherent authority to strike a Private Attorneys General Act claim on manageability grounds. The ruling resolved a prior split of authority on whether PAGA claims may be stricken where there is no manageable way to try them.

SpaceX Sues the NLRB for Alleged Violation of U.S. Constitution

SpaceX Sues the NLRB for Alleged Violation of U.S. Constitution

Elon Musk is in the news again. SpaceX sued the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday, January 4, 2024, claiming that the NLRB’s structure violates the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit comes after the NLRB filed an administrative complaint against SpaceX, alleging that the company unlawfully fired eight employees who had drafted and circulated an open letter detailing workplace concerns at SpaceX.

Twitter Hit with Lawsuit Alleging it Failed to Pay Millions in Bonuses

Twitter Hit with Lawsuit Alleging it Failed to Pay Millions in Bonuses

X Corp., formerly known as Twitter, has been hit with a federal, multi-million-dollar lawsuit alleging that the company failed to pay its employees bonuses that it promised to them. This lawsuit comes after billionaire Elon Musk took over the company in 2022 and cut more than half of the company’s workforce.