Sunday, November 17, 2019

CalChamber, U.S. Chamber Urge Court to Review Wage Statement Questions

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging the Fourth Appellate District Court to review a case involving...

Appeal Court Hears CalChamber Arguments Against Auction of Cap-and-Trade Credits

A Sacramento appellate court heard oral arguments this week on a closely watched lawsuit filed by the California Chamber of Commerce concerning the California...

More Timekeeping Guidance from Court on Standards for Rounding Entries

An appellate court decision that further clarifies the ability of California employers to round employee timecard entries has been published at the request of...

On-Call Rest Periods Not Allowed, California Supreme Court Rules

In a disappointing decision for California businesses, the California Supreme Court ruled recently that on-call rest periods are not permissible. This decision will require...

Workers’ Comp Case Attacks Basic Premise of System, Opens Door to Broader Liability

The California Chamber of Commerce recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a California Supreme Court case that will determine whether doctors who review workers’...

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...

Appeals Court Rules: Project Consistency with GHG Plan Sufficient Under CEQA

A recent appeals court decision provides further guidance on what qualifies as an adequate greenhouse gas (GHG) impact analysis under the California Environmental Quality...

Secondary Asbestos Exposure: Court Says Employers Should Exercise Care to Prevent

Employers or landowners owe a duty of care to prevent secondary exposure to asbestos, the California Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision. “The...

Court Blocks Federal Overtime Rule; Administration Appeals

Last week, a federal court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing the new federal...

California Supreme Court Rejects ‘New Project’ Test

The California Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that subsequent changes to a development project which has already been subject to review under the California...

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...

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...

Court Affirms Rest Break Timing Requirement

A California court recently affirmed in Rodriguez v. E.M.E., Inc. that, in general, rest breaks cannot be combined. Relying on the California Supreme Court’s guidance...

Court Sides with Employer in Workers’ Comp Case

A state appeals court has ruled that a worker’s claim of a psychiatric injury did not meet the tests to qualify for workers’ compensation...

Appeals Court Reverses Landmark Decision on State Teacher Tenure, Dismissal Laws

The California Second District Court of Appeals has overturned a landmark lower court ruling that had challenged teacher tenure and dismissal laws. On April 14,...

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...

State High Court Rules on Suitable Seating

The California Supreme Court this week issued a long-awaited decision on the issue of when an employer must provide “suitable seats” to an employee. The...