In a 3-1 ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) recently revised its back pay formula and radically departed from its traditional remedy for compensating employees who have been unlawfully terminated. The Board’s ruling now supports employees’ rights to recover search-for-work and interim employment expenses, regardless of whether the employees have interim earnings and regardless

Employers whose workers earn most of their compensation through tips, such as restaurant employees, know that they walk a fine line to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and numerous other laws.  Last month the Fifth Circuit rejected a program instituted by a restaurant operator in Texas that deducted certain fees before

By:  Brendan J. Begley

A number of recent California appellate decisions reveal hidden traps that may ensnare employers in administrative proceedings involving employee claims for unemployment or workers-compensation benefits. Such proceedings typically appear routine and uncomplicated. Nonetheless, missteps in handling those routine and relatively low-risk claims can greatly increase an employer’s exposure to liability in a separate civil action alleging wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or similar claims.


Continue Reading Traps for Employers in Routine Unemployment and Workers Comp Proceedings

Co-authored by Lizbeth West, Published by LexisNexis

Book Highlights:

  • How to navigate the complex issues surrounding family leave, military leave, worker’s compensation and personal time.
  • Insightful analysis of the key employment features to keep in mind when dealing with leave law in California.
  • Determinative considerations in accounting for the many different California and federal