• NEVADA SUPREME COURT ISSUES IMPORTANT MINIMUM WAGE RULING; SHLC WILL DISCUSS WITH NV LABOR COMMISSIONER AT NOV. 2ND WEBINAR

    By SHLC on October 27, 2016
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    Today, the Nevada Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in MDC Restaurants LLC v. District Court, which resolves two critical issues related to interpretation of and compliance with Nevada’s 2006 Constitutional Minimum Wage Amendment (“MWA”). The MWA established a two-tiered minimum wage to encourage employers to make health benefits available to Nevada employees. A copy of the court’s decision can […]
  • SHLC Quoted in Nevada Press on Overtime Rules

    By SHLC on October 25, 2016
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    Leading Nevada publications continue to quote SHLC in articles on employment law issues. October 24, 2016 edition of the Las Vegas Business Press click here. August 22, 2016 edition Northern Nevada Business Weekly click here.
  • Highlights from SHLC October California Webinar: California Legislation and New Laws in 2017

    By SHLC on October 14, 2016
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    For our October 4, 2016 monthly webinar, special guest speaker Jason Gabhart, California State Government Relations Advisor for the Society for Human Resource Management (“SHRM”), joined SHLC Attorneys Brett Sutton and Wes Carlson to discuss important new California Employment Legislation and Case Law for 2017. This month’s webinar was a Worthy Cause Webinar™ with all net proceeds donated to Prescription […]
  • New California Law Limits Forum Selection, Choice of Law in Employment Agreements

    By SHLC on September 29, 2016
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    Gov. Brown signed SB 1241 into law on September 25, 2016, which “prohibit[s] an employer from requiring an employee who primarily resides and works in California, as a condition of employment, to agree to a provision that would require the employee to adjudicate outside of California a claim arising in California or deprive the employee of the substantive protection of […]
  • 2017 Nevada State Advocacy Day

    By SHLC on September 21, 2016
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    The Northern Nevada Human Resources Association has announced that SHLC Attorney Brett Sutton will be a featured speaker at the 2017 Nevada State Advocacy Day at the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City on March 8, 2017.  During that event,  HR and Business representatives will meet with members of the Senate and Assembly to discuss proposed legislative bills of interest.  […]
  • Highlights from SHLC September California Webinar: Overview of the DFEH and Recent Trends in Employment Law

    By SHLC on September 16, 2016
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    In our September 8, 2016 monthly webinar, special guest speaker Senior Staff Counsel IV Phoebe P. Liu from the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (“DFEH”) provided an overview of DFEH and recent trends in employment. This month’s webinar was a Worthy Cause Webinar™ with all net proceeds donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (“CASA”). Here are a […]
  • California Update: Ag Overtime Bill Signed by Governor

    By SHLC on September 13, 2016
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    California overtime rules for agricultural employees will change significantly now that AB 1066 has become law. Today, Governor Brown signed the controversial bill that eliminates the agricultural exemption from the standard overtime provisions and other wage and hour standards. The new law will phase-in the introduction of stricter overtime standards for employees covered by Wage Order 14. Historically, agricultural workers […]
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Class Action Waivers Invalid

    By SHLC on August 23, 2016
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    Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit – the federal appellate court for many western states, including California and Nevada – held that mandatory employment arbitration agreements containing a waiver of employees’ substantive right to pursue class action cases or other concerted, work-related legal claims violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). In other words, employers […]
  • Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in AB 1513 Lawsuit; Employers Must Sign-Up for Piece-Rate Safe Harbor by July 28

    By SHLC on July 26, 2016
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    Today, a Fresno County trial court denied a request for a preliminary injunction that would continue to delay the piece-rate Safe Harbor process of AB 1513. The lawsuit challenges aspects of AB 1513 – particularly the phrases “other non-productive time” and “directly related” – and was filed days before the July 1 deadline to sign-up for Safe Harbor. A temporary […]
  • New Case Illustrates Common Employer Termination Mistakes

    By SHLC on July 11, 2016
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    On June 2, 2016, a California Court of Appeal issued a decision in favor of an employee on a wrongful termination claim that provides a classic example of common employer mistakes that create liability.  In the case of Moore v. University of California, a three-year employee was terminated allegedly as part of a reduction in force.  The evidence showed that […]