Friday, September 21, 2018

State High Court Leaves Intact Decision Reversing Landmark Teacher Tenure Ruling

The California Supreme Court this week declined to review a decision by the Second District Court of Appeals overturning a landmark lower court ruling...

Alameda Court Ruling Favors Business Community

In a favorable ruling for the California Chamber of Commerce and the broader business community, an Alameda Superior Court judge has denied an environmental...

Federal Court: Current Drug Use Not Protected Under Disabilities Act

A recent federal court decision is a good reminder that applicants or employees who currently use illegal drugs or marijuana or abuse alcohol are...

U.S. High Court Shuts Down Expanded State Jurisdiction

In a decision released this week, the U.S. Supreme Court has limited one potential source of unexpected litigation for companies that do business in...

California Supreme Court Answers ‘One Day’s Rest in Seven’ Questions

Under California law, employees are entitled to “one day’s rest in seven.” But what, exactly, does that mean? On May 8, the California Supreme Court...

California Supreme Court Adopts New Test for Deciding Independent Contractor Status

The California Supreme Court has issued its much-anticipated decision on which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or...

California Drops to No. 2 Ranking Among ‘Judicial Hellholes’ in Nation

California has once again been identified as one of the nation’s top “Judicial Hellholes,” according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil...

CalChamber Defends Arbitration; Seeks High Court Review of Key Case

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that threatens to disrupt existing arbitration agreements and erode...

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses State Court to Reinforce Arbitration to Resolve Disputes

Further emphasizing the federal policy favoring arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Supreme Court this week again reversed a California decision...

High Court Decisions Leave Employers with Uncertainty

California employers are once again left with uncertainty regarding the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual following a California...

CalChamber Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Arizona Redistricting Case​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al. “Today’s decision...

Franchisor/Franchisee Business Model Wins in Decision on Lawsuit against McDonald’s

In a victory for the franchisor/franchisee business model, a federal court in California recently found that McDonald’s does not control the wages paid to...

California Back on Top in Ranking of ‘Judicial Hellholes’ in Nation

California has once again been identified as the No. 1 “Judicial Hellhole” in the nation, according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair”...

California Supreme Court Issues Key CEQA Decision

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that evidence that a project may have a significant effect on the environment does not, in and...

State Supreme Court Ruling May Threaten Longstanding Local Taxpayer Protections

A California Supreme Court decision makes it easier to raise some local taxes. But how much easier remains to be seen. For two decades, local...

State Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With ‘De Minimis’ Time

Employers frequently run into questions regarding counting small, or “de minimis,” periods of time. Lawsuits have been filed over small amounts of uncompensated time...

State of Judiciary Address Highlights Civil Justice Reforms

The funding boost proposed in the state budget plan for the coming year will help the judicial branch continue reforms to provide access and...