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April 24, 2024 | Employment Law

FTC Finalizes Ruling Banning Noncompete Agreements for Most Employees

On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) decided by a narrow 3-2 margin to prohibit noncompete agreements, which restrict millions of workers from joining competitors or launching rival ventures. These agreements affect fast food employees, hairstylists and top executives; employees

April 17, 2024 | Employment Law

Three-Day Pizza Hut Strike

Workers at a Pizza Hut franchise in Los Angeles’s Historic Filipinotown are staging a three-day strike to protest alleged wage theft by the franchise owner. 

With support from a new union for California fast-food workers, six current and former employees

March 28, 2024 | Employment Law

Federal Labor Board Sees Through Star Gardens’ Settlement Violations

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Star Garden, a topless dive bar in North Hollywood, alleging that it violated terms of a settlement reached in May 2023 with Actors’ Equity Assn., the union representing the

March 21, 2024 | Employment Law

Is there a downside to Monday’s $20 mandatory minimum wage hike for fast-food workers?

The mandatory minimum wage for fast-food workers in California is set to increase to $20 an hour, prompting major restaurant chains to assess their businesses to offset the higher labor costs. 


In California, the minimum wage stands at $16

February 20, 2024 | Employment Law

New Ride for Disneyland’s Employees; called “Forming a Union.”

Under the name “Magic United,” employees within the Characters and Parades departments at the Anaheim resort announced on Tuesday their plans to unionize, joining the Actors’ Equity Association, which represents 51,000 professional actors and stage members across Broadway and live

January 22, 2024 | Employment Law

Kyte Baby Denies Remote Work While Actual Baby is in the NICU

In October, Kyte Baby employee Melissa Hughes informed her employer of her decision to adopt and then waited for the call. After heartbreaking miscarriages, IVF and nearly dying during surgery for a miscarriage that failed to progress, she received the

January 3, 2024 | Employment Law

New Year New Laws in California

Every January hundreds of new laws take effect in California.

Here are a few that might actually affect your work life.

You can take time off for a reproductive loss: Senate Bill 848 mandates that companies with a minimum of

December 19, 2023 | Employment Law

California Adopts Emergency Rules as Response to Silicosis

This week, California enacted emergency rules to protect workers from incurable silicosis. The increasing popularity of engineered stone products and lack of adherence to safeguards has the potential to create an epidemic among young laborers. The disease is absolutely devastating

November 29, 2023 | Employment Law

Generative AI: Trust or Oversight and Potential Risks to Employees

Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) has the potential to transform a variety of industries, including state government and politics. In September Gov. Newsom directed state agencies to examine the risks and benefits of GenAI. Expect guidelines for procurement, use and training

October 28, 2023 | Employment Law

Vetoed Bill for Unemployment Benefits for Striking Workers Arrives in Washington With Renewed Energy

Last month SB799, Unemployment insurance: trade disputes: eligibility for benefits, was vetoed in the Governor’s office. “Now is not the time to increase costs or incur this sizable debt,” Newsom stated. It didn’t take long for Californians to take