2023 CAL-PECULIARITIES

By Michael Afar, Christopher A. Crosman, and Bailey K. Bifoss

Seyfarth Synopsis: We are thrilled to announce the release of the 23rd Edition of Seyfarth’s Litigating California Wage & Hour Class and PAGA Actions and invite employers to view our webinar that will review the top legal developments and wage and hour trends in the Golden State, from an employer-side

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By Kristine Argentine

Seyfarth Synopsis: With so many companies being hauled into court in California based on claims that the functionalities on their website and use of service providers for marketing or analytics purposes violate consumer privacy rights, it is important to exhaust all possible defenses available to defendants. Late last year, the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling upholding a

Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Opinion Supports Personal Jurisdiction Defense for Interactive Websites

By Clara L. Rademacher and Ryan McCoy

Seyfarth SynopsisOn December 26, 2023, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) announced they would be accepting comments from the public in response to multiple petitions requesting waivers from the agency’s determinations preempting California and Washington’s meal and rest break rules. This includes the opportunity to respond to the California Attorney

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By Kristina M. Launey 

Seyfarth Synopsis: Prepare for new California workplace legal requirements effective January 1, 2024, now. Seyfarth has you covered with all the ways to protect your workplace just like Kevin McCallister defends his house.

This is your house. You have to defend it. But Seyfarth is here to help you get your business updates in order

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By Kristina M. Launey 

Seyfarth Synopsis: Among new workplace legal requirements effective January 1, 2024, making employers green in the face with end of the year preparations are necessary revisions to Wage Theft Notices. They must be ready for distribution starting January 1 to new hires and when information changes, in line with the new template notice from the

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By Clara L. Rademacher and Ryan McCoy

Seyfarth Synopsis: In August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) announced that it would start accepting petitions for waivers from the recent decisions preempting California and Washington’s meal and rest break rules. While the FMCSA has not yet publicized the petitions that it received by the November 13, 2023 deadline, the California

Continue Reading California Attorney General Steps In To Petition FMCSA For Waiver Of Meal And Rest Period Preemption Determination On Behalf Of State’s Drivers

By Ilana Morady, Brian Gillis, Clara Rademacher, Patrick D. Joyce, and Bradley Doucette

Seyfarth Synopsis: Senate Bill 553, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, requires nearly all employers in the State of California to prepare a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan, train employees on how to identify and avoid workplace violence, and maintain a violent incident log by July

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By Parnian Vafaeenia and Jonathan L. Brophy

Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 14, 2023, the California legislature passed S.B. 525, which will raise minimum wages for health care workers across the state. The bill includes five separate minimum wage schedules for covered health care employees depending on the nature, size, and structure of the employer’s business. Unless Governor Newsom

Continue Reading Paging Healthcare Workers! California Legislature Passes Bill Raising Minimum Wages

Seyfarth Synopsis: California continues to be “where the future happens” for employment law, and we are pleased to offer our 2023 version of Cal-Peculiarities How California Employment Law is Different. 

As in previous editions, this publication reflects the breadth and depth of our California employment practice and focuses entirely on the most vexing aspects of California employment law. Click here

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