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Court of Appeal Confirms Limits on Severance Payouts to Public Employees

January 2020
Number 8

In Koenig v. Warner Unified School District (2019) 41 Cal.App.5th 43, the California Court of Appeal added to the legal landscape under Government Code sections 53260 and 53261, which limits severance payouts to public employees, while also addressing the important concepts of severance of illegal contract provisions in the context of an employment termination agreement. 1,166 more words

Labor And Employment

Uber Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Charge

Post Authored by Yara Mroueh

Uber and its employees reached a deal in the above-mentioned matter through conciliation, which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) must complete before going to court under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). 457 more words


New Year, New Legislation: How the Workplace Transparency Act Will Protect Illinois Workers from Sexual Harassment

Post Authored by Max Barack

Starting January 1, 2020, it will be much harder for employers to ignore or cover up ongoing sexual harassment in the workplace. 1,543 more words


Settlement Agreements To Resolve Employment Claims Filed By A Person Against Their Employer Can No Longer Contain No-Rehire Clauses

December 2019
Number 83

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, and as part of the ongoing legislative response to it, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 749 into law, which prohibits no-rehire clauses in certain types of settlement and severance agreements. 422 more words

Local Government

Complainants Now Have 3 Years To File Charge Of Employment Discrimination

December 2019
Number 79

Effective January 1, 2020, employees complaining of discrimination in the workplace will have three years to file a charge of discrimination with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). 599 more words

Local Government

Recovering Lost Earnings and Benefits from a Different Angle

Post Authored by Haley Jenkins

Personal injury attorneys are undoubtedly familiar with pay stubs, timesheets, and other methods of determining a plaintiff’s lost earnings while recovering from an injury. 787 more words


HB 2975: Mandating the Removal of Mandatory Arbitration

Post Authored by Teresa Becvar

Forced arbitration may soon be on the chopping block in Illinois. Proposed legislation HB 2975, which passed the Illinois House of Representatives, states that an employer may not require an employee to waive, arbitrate, or otherwise diminish any future claim, right, or benefit to which a person is entitled under state or federal law as a condition of employment. 466 more words