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June 27, 2023
Home Depot, one of the largest home improvement retailers in the US, has agreed to pay $72.5 million to end a long-running class action lawsuit alleging that the retailer underpaid workers in California. The preliminary settlement was filed last Thursday in a San Francisco federal court.
Resources
June 22, 2023
Creating a safe and secure work environment is essential for every organization. Prioritizing workplace safety and security not only protects employees from harm but also fosters a culture of trust, productivity, and well-being.
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June 21, 2023
Starbucks has been ordered to pay $25.6 million to former Starbucks regional director Shannon Phillips who sued the coffee giant for wrongful termination, claiming she was terminated for being white.
Videos
June 15, 2023
Looking for a faster and more collaborative way to resolve conflicts? Look no further than Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)! In today's legal landscape, ADR has gained immense popularity as a method for resolving disputes outside of traditional court proceedings. Whether through arbitration or mediation, ADR offers parties involved in a conflict the chance to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution.
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June 14, 2023
Meal and rest break requirements are an essential aspect of California labor law. As an employer in the state, it is crucial to understand and comply with these regulations to maintain legal compliance and minimize liability for wage-and-hour violations. In this article, we will review the meal and rest break requirements mandated by California labor laws and how employers can ensure compliance within their organizations.
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June 13, 2023
Tesla may face a class-action lawsuit after 240 black factory workers described racism and discrimination at Tesla’s San Francisco Bay Area plant, including the use of racial slurs and references to the manufacturing site as a plantation or slave ship. It is estimated that at least 6,000 workers could be part of the class.
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June 8, 2023
One crucial area that often presents challenges for businesses is joint employer liability. This concept refers to situations where two or more employers share control or supervision over an employee's work and may be held jointly responsible for certain legal obligations.
Videos
June 7, 2023
A harmonious and respectful work environment is crucial for employee well-being, productivity, and overall organizational success. However, some workplaces can become toxic and hostile, leading to negative consequences for everyone involved.
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June 6, 2023
Last Tuesday, May 30, 2023, National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued Memorandum GC 23-08 (the “Memorandum”) on non-compete agreements. According to Abruzzo, non-compete agreements, in general, violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). In addition, Abruzzo sets forth her view that the proffer, maintenance, and enforcement of employee non-compete agreements are unlawful under the NLRA.
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May 30, 2023
On Thursday, May 18, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a complaint against the University of Southern California (“USC”), the Pac-12 Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”), alleging that the three employers have continued misclassifying college athletes in men’s and women’s basketball and football as “student-athletes” rather than employees who are entitled to protections under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). If the action is successful, it would reclassify the athletes as employees and allow them to consider forming a union.