ARTICLES

ARTICLES

Information and views from Brown Law Group. A listing of articles and perspectives authored by our staff attorneys, current issues of interest and developments in the labor and employment fields.

Gain knowledge about recently enacted legislation and new case law, both state and federal through these informative articles.

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT DELIVERS WIN FOR EMPLOYERS BY LIMITING PAGA WAGE CLAIMS

By Sarah Abshear, Esq. | Brown Law Group On September 12, 2019, in ZB, N.A. v. Superior Court (Lawson) (“ZB”), the California Supreme Court issued a decision that will significantly affect cases Read More >>

WHAT DOES THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT MEAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

By: Cody J. Cocanig, Esq. In June 2018, the California legislature passed AB 375, known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA or the Act), and it goes into effect on January 1, Read More >>

NEW CALIFORNIA LAWS ALTER EMPLOYERS’ WORKPLACE HARASSMENT TRAINING OBLIGATIONS

By: Jordan R. Turner, Associate | Brown Law Group Practice Tips Expand sexual harassment training to non-supervisory, temporary, and seasonal employees; Consider implementing bystander training Read More >>

NEW LEGISLATION STRENGTHENS CALIFORNIA’S STANCE AGAINST WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

By: Jordan R. Turner, Associate | Brown Law Group Practice Tips Update employee handbook with new FEHA provisions for sexual harassment; Expand sexual harassment training to non-supervisory, Read More >>

HOW TO HAVE A CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATION ON #METOO WITH THE C-SUITE

By Jordan R. Turner | Associate and Sabrina E. Lim | Summer Law Clerk Practice Tips Understand the #MeToo movement as it applies to your workplace; Have an open, constructive conversation about Read More >>

SALARIES SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS: THE NINTH CIRCUIT ELIMINATES EMPLOYER USE OF PRIOR SALARY HISTORY AS A JUSTIFICATION FOR LOWER PAY

By Jordan R. Turner | Associate, Brown Law Group Practice Tips Avoid all inquiries into a candidate for hire’s salary history; Do not rely on an applicant’s salary history unless it was Read More >>

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ANNOUNCES NEW TEST FOR DETERMINING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS IN WAGE & HOUR CONTEXT

By Noah J. Woods, Partner On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, announcing a new test for determining whether a Read More >>

Achilles Healing

Janice P. Brown

Over four years ago, I tore my Achilles heel while in a boot camp class. There I was: over 50, huffing and puffing next to a young, nimble woman in her early 20s and my ego wanted to move to her Read More >>

PAGA, ANYONE?

Tara Jacobson & Jimmy Alamillo

Our great State of California often sets the national standard on various social, economic and political fronts. One example of this is California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) (Cal. Read More >>

The Fate of the ‘Stray Remarks Doctrine’

Employers are holding their breaths once again as they await the California Supreme Court's decision in Reid v. Google Inc., expected in late August 2010. The already difficult legal landscape Read More >>