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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

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 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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September 17, 2019

Employers Receive Last-Minute Reprieve From The Most Onerous CCPA Compliance Obligations

Just hours before California’s 2019 legislative session ended, the California Assembly approved a bill (A.B. 25) that, if enacted, would substantially narrow the application of the California Consumer Privacy Act to employers.

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September 17, 2019

Littler Lightbulb: Highlighting Five Recent Developments in Latin America

Littler’s International Employment Law Practice Group includes experienced practitioners who help employers tackle local and multinational legal issues. Here, the group shines a light on pivotal developments in several Latin American countries.

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September 13, 2019

Seventh Circuit Affirms NLRB in Upholding Discharge of Fast and Furious Employee for Highway Misconduct

The Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a National Labor Relations Board decision that tried to draw a line between protected strike activity and misconduct that warrants discipline or discharge.

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September 13, 2019

AB 5 Update: California Legislature Passes Final Bill on September 11, 2019

The California legislature has passed a bill that entirely redefines the standard for determining whether a person providing labor or services for remuneration may be classified as an independent contractor rather than an employee.

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