Among the approximately 1,000 bills signed by California Governor Brown last month was Assembly Bill 1654, which allows a class of employees to waive the remedies created by the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA).
Although Canada recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, the drug remains illegal under U.S. federal law. This discrepancy can give rise to serious immigration consequences for workers and investors in the Canadian cannabis industry.
Voters in Oakland, California recently approved a ballot measure imposing new minimum wages and employment standards for some hotel workers and authorizing the City to administratively enforce its employment standards through investigations and penalties.
The New York City Administrative Code was recently amended to require NYC employers with four or more employees to (1) provide designated lactation room(s) for employees and (2) implement a lactation room accommodation policy.
A decision by a California Court of Appeal, rejecting prior case law, seriously calls into question whether employee non-solicit clauses restraining former employees from soliciting former co-workers to leave the company’s employ are allowed.