Legal Articles: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP

 







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HTMLEmployers Must Pay Employee Cell Phone Expenses
Jeffrey P. Fuchsman, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
Employers get out your checkbooks. The California Court of Appeal has ruled that employers must reimburse employees for the reasonable cost of using their personal cell phones to make or receive business calls. In a case involving Schwan's Home Service, the Court ruled that the company must...

 

HTMLCourt Approves Suing Ex-Employee for Extortion
Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
It happens every day. A current or ex-employee threatens to "blow the whistle" on some perceived employer misconduct to leverage the employer into providing a beneficial change at work or a hefty severance package. If this happens, it turns out that, in certain cases, such threats...

 

HTMLClass Action Lawsuit held to be "Concerted Activity" Subject to NLRB Protection
Ballard Rosenberg Golper Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
An Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") has held that the termination of a New York City waiter after he filed a wage-related class action lawsuit violated the National Labor Relations Act. The Decision held that...

 

HTMLIs the National Labor Relations Board Licensing Vulgar Employee Misconduct?
Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
Last week the National Labor Relations Board ruled that an employee's angry, vulgar rant toward his manager was "protected activity" and thus not a legal basis to terminate an employee. Notably, the case arose in a non-union context. The facts are a lesson for all employers.

 

HTMLImportant California Supreme Court Ruling on Class Action Waivers
Jeffrey P. Fuchsman, Richard S. Rosenberg; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
On June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC. The central issue decided by the court was whether an employer could prevent employees from bringing a wage and hour class action by including a so-called class action...

 

HTMLNLRB Again Proposes "Quickie Election" Rules
Ballard Rosenberg Golper Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 12, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board has proposed to reissue its 2011 "quickie election" rules, which were invalidated in a court ruling based on a procedural error in their adoption. The revised NLRB election rules would avoid most pre-election disputes - even concerning which employees...

 

HTMLNew Overtime Pay Requirements for Domestic Employees
Ballard Rosenberg Golper Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013
Recent additions and changes in both California and federal wage law have made it far more costly to employ household help. We explain below.

 

HTMLMinimum Wage Increase Impacts Overtime Exemptions, Work Rules and Agreements
Ballard Rosenberg Golper Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 11, 2013, previously published on October 3, 2013
Under new legislation signed by Governor Brown last week, the California minimum wage will increase to $10 per hour by the beginning of 2016, a 25% increase in just over two years. The legislation makes California the first state to raise its minimum wage to $10.

 

HTMLSame-Sex Spouses Are Now Covered By FMLA
Ballard Rosenberg Golper Savitt LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2013, previously published on August 27, 2013
In response to the Supreme Court's recent decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which had denied federal benefits to legally married, same-sex couples, the Department of Labor ("DOL") recently revised guidance documents with regard to the Family and Medical Leave Act...