• New California Paid Sick Leave Information from the California Labor Commissioner

    By SHLC on April 24, 2017
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    On March 29, 2017, the California Labor Commissioner through the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DSLE”) posted an updated FAQ document to address new questions concerning the California Paid Sick Leave law. The FAQ document can be found on the DSLE website: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Paid_Sick_Leave.htm. SHLC Attorneys Brett Sutton and Joseph Macias will be discussing these issues on June 8, 2017 in […]
  • The Supreme Court of Nevada Rules Nevada’s Minimum Wage Amendment Constitutional

    By SHLC on April 5, 2017
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    In 2004 and 2006, Nevada voters passed an amendment to the Nevada Constitution, adding the Minimum Wage Amendment (“MWA”), which requires employers to pay their employees one of two minimum wage rates, dependent on whether the employer offers “qualifying health benefits.” Currently, if an employer offers health benefits, it may pay its employees a lower minimum wage of $7.25 an […]
  • Northern Nevada Business Weekly Article on Nevada State Legislative Day and SHLC Attorney Brett Sutton

    By SHLC on March 20, 2017
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    Human resources professionals get primer on legislative session
  • Texas Roadhouse Age Discrimination Case Provides Important Lessons

    By SHLC on March 13, 2017
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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) intends to re-try a case against Texas Roadhouse after the largest age discrimination lawsuit brought to trial in more than three decades ended in a mistrial. The EEOC claimed that Texas Roadhouse, a national restaurant chain, engaged in blatant age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”). At trial, the […]
  • OSHA Issues Guidelines for Anti-Retaliation Programs

    By SHLC on March 3, 2017
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    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently released guidelines for employer anti-retaliation programs. In a January 2017 report, OSHA outlined “five key elements” to an effective anti-retaliation program. Retaliation is taking adverse action against an employee for engaging in a protected activity. Protected activities may occur when an employee reports a workplace injury, raises a concern about a […]
  • Ninth Circuit Allows “Hugging” Sexual Harassment Case to Continue

    By SHLC on February 24, 2017
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    A recent case from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that hugging can create a hostile work environment and the case should proceed to trial. The case is Zetwich v. County of Yolo. For more on this case, please see this L.A. Times article: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-hugging-9th-circuit-20170223-story.html. This case will also be discussed during SHLC’s February 28th Webinar: Sexual Harassment and […]
  • Brett Sutton Quoted in Nevada Independent Minimum Wage Article

    By SHLC on February 21, 2017
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    SHLC Attorney Brett Sutton was quoted in today’s Nevada Independent on whether pending legislation in the Nevada Legislature that would raise the state minimum wage by statute, as opposed to constitutional amendment, is permissible under the Nevada Constitution.  (https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/indy-explains-can-nevada-legislature-raise-minimum-wage) The minimum wage legislation as well as other pending legislation of interest to Nevada employers will be addressed by Brett at […]
  • Jury Finds Costco Failed to Prevent Sexual Harassment of a Female Employee by Customer; Hit With $250k Verdict

    By SHLC on February 3, 2017
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    In December 2016, an Illinois federal court awarded $250,000 in damages to a former employee of Costco who was sexually harassed by a Costco customer. The employee worked for Costco between 2009 and 2012. She claimed that a frequent customer repeatedly touched her without her permission, tried to hug her, and regularly followed her around the store, where the customer […]
  • CA High Court Says “On-Call” Rest Periods Violate Law, Reinstates $90 Million Award

    By SHLC on December 28, 2016
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    The California Supreme Court recently held that “on-call” rest periods violate California’s rest period standard because employees are not relieved of all duty. In Augustus v.  ABM Security Services, Inc., security guards were required to remain “on-call” during their authorized rest periods in order to be “on the ready” and available to respond to a call. Radios and pagers had […]
  • SHLC Files Amicus Brief in Nevada Supreme Court on Behalf of Nevada Restaurant Association

    By SHLC on December 9, 2016
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    The Nevada Restaurant Association (“NvRA”) retained Sutton Hague Law Corporation (“SHLC”) to submit an amicus brief to the Nevada Supreme Court on its behalf in the case commonly known as Neville, Jr. v. Eighth Judicial District Court. This case will determine whether or not employees have a private right of action to bring a lawsuit directly against their employer for […]