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September 24, 2019

The Final Rule on Overtime is Finally Here: Minimum Salary Level for Exemption Increased to $35,568 Effective January 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor unveiled its long-awaited final rule on the overtime “white collar” exemptions on September 24, 2019.

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September 23, 2019

California AB 5’s Author and the Governor Attempt to Clarify Law’s Scope

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 5 into law. Two recent developments may help clarify this expansive bill’s application and scope.

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September 23, 2019

NLRB Issues Proposed Rule to Clarify Status of Private University and College Students Working in Connection with Their Studies

On September 20, 2019, the NLRB issued a proposed rule that would exclude from the National Labor Relations Act undergraduate and graduate students at private colleges and universities who perform services in connection with their studies.

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September 23, 2019

Think Before You Tweet: Arbitrator Finds Nova Scotia Employee’s Breach of Confidentiality Agreement Absolves Employer of Payment Obligation

A recent arbitration decision out of Nova Scotia, Canada serves as a cautionary tale for employees who receive settlements upon termination.

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September 20, 2019

California Supreme Court Rules that the “Underpaid Wages” Component of Labor Code Section 558 is Not a Civil Penalty under PAGA

The California Supreme Court recently held that unpaid wages are not civil penalties under California Labor Code section 558 and are therefore outside the reach of California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

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September 20, 2019

DOL Announces 2020 Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contractors

The September 19, 2019 edition of the Federal Register includes the updated minimum wage rates that must be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with federal contracts.

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September 18, 2019

Easily “Shocked”? At Least for Wage Claims, California Supreme Court Lowers Standard for Unconscionability in Arbitration Agreements

In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court refused to enforce an employee’s arbitration agreement on the basis that it was unconscionable.

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September 18, 2019

NLRB Issues Reprieve for Unionized Employers Seeking to Make Unilateral Changes

In a recent decision, the NLRB adopted the broader, more employer-friendly “contract coverage” standard for evaluating whether an employer is required to negotiate with a union about a particular topic.

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September 18, 2019

Now What? Practical Tips for Navigating California Post-A.B. 5

On September 18, 2019, California’s governor signed A.B. 5 into law, dramatically reshaping the contours of the state’s workforce and economy, and potentially reclassifying two million independent contractors as employees for purposes of state labor laws.

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