• Nevada Supreme Court Issues Decision Likely to Result in More Wage and Hour Lawsuits Against Nevada Employers

    By SHLC on December 8, 2017
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    Yesterday, December 7, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a decision in Neville, Jr. v. Eighth Judicial District Court. The case addressed an issue important to all Nevada employers; namely, whether employees have a private right of action to bring a lawsuit in civil court against their employer for unpaid wages under NRS Chapter 608, or whether employees may only […]
  • SHLC Attorneys Evelin Y. Bailey and Wesley Carlson Named Northern California “Rising Stars” as Top Rated Attorneys in Employment & Labor Law

    By SHLC on December 4, 2017
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    Sutton Hague Law Corporation is proud to announce that SHLC Attorneys Evelin Y. Bailey and Wesley Carlson have been named Northern California “Rising Stars” as Top Rated Attorneys in Employment & Labor Law. Northern California Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service and publication, selects outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas through a rigorous, multifaceted nomination process that […]
  • New California Requirements for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and New Mandatory Poster

    By SHLC on November 29, 2017
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    The protections afforded to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are increasing both at the state and federal level.  In October 2017, Governor Brown signed SB 396, which requires California employers to include training on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation as part of its legally-mandated harassment prevention training.  On November 16, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity […]
  • New California Case Raises the Bar for a Valid Independent Contractor Relationship

    By SHLC on November 7, 2017
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    California employers who use independent contractors are increasingly subject to the risk of liability based on a claim that the worker legally should be considered an employee and not an independent contractor. This is often called a “misclassification claim” –that is, the worker claims that he or she should have been classified and treated as an employee, with all the […]
  • California Becomes Latest State to “Ban the Box”

    By SHLC on October 18, 2017
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    Forget about asking job applicants to disclose their criminal history. In fact, don’t even put those questions on a job application. Simply having a question about an applicant’s conviction history on a job application, or considering an applicant’s conviction history before a conditional offer of employment is made, will now expose California employers to lawsuits and potential liability. This significant […]
  • California Passes Statewide Ban on Inquiries into Salary History

    By SHLC on October 16, 2017
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    Assembly Bill 168 (“AB 168”) was signed into law on October 12, 2017, and imposes a statewide ban on inquiries into an individual’s salary history.  AB 168 is the latest effort to eliminate gender pay inequality in the state. With AB 168, California joins many other jurisdictions across the country that prohibit an employer from asking an applicant about salary […]
  • New Parent Leave Act Provides up to 12 Weeks of Leave for Many California Employees

    By SHLC on October 14, 2017
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    On October 12, 2017, Governor Brown signed SB 63 into law, the New Parent Leave Act (“NPLA”).  NPLA requires small businesses that employ 20 to 49 workers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave to bond with a new child. Sound familiar? It should. NPLA affords similar benefits and protections as the Family & Medical Leave […]
  • Nevada Establishes Employee Rights Relating to Domestic Violence

    By SHLC on September 20, 2017
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    In an effort to ensure the health, safety and welfare of Nevada’s workforce, Nevada recently enacted SB 361, a law establishing the rights of employees who are victims of domestic violence.  Effective January 1, 2018, the law will provide qualifying employees with the right to protected leave, security against adverse employment actions and the right to a reasonable accommodation.  To […]
  • Recent Developments in Nevada Law Relating to Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements

    By SHLC on September 6, 2017
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    On June 3, 2017, Assembly Bill 276 was approved by Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval, and signed into law. The bill amended NRS 613.200 to change Nevada’s stance on restrictive covenants and noncompetition agreements. Previously, Nevada law merely stated that it is not unlawful for an employee to enter into a restrictive covenant of noncompetition with an employer that is supported […]
  • Court Shoots Down Salary Level Test in DOL Overtime Rule

    By SHLC on September 1, 2017
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    The U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed overtime exemption rule suffered another blow today. A Texas federal court granted summary judgment in favor of business groups and States who challenged the new regulations last year. The proposed rule was blocked by a preliminary injunction issued in November 2016, as reported here: http://suttonhague.com/new-overtime-rules-blocked/. The Court found that DOL exceeded its authority […]