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HTMLApproved San Francisco Retail Workers Ordinance Means More Restrictions For Employers
Juan C. Araneda, Nathan K. Low; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to approve a city ordinance, which will create a number of obstacles for many businesses - including retail stores, restaurants, and banks. The ordinance, referred to as the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights,” will severely limit...


HTMLTraditional Contract Rules Determine Whether Retirees Are Entitled to Lifetime Healthcare Benefits
Jason Brown; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Today, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that courts must apply ordinary rules of contract interpretation when determining whether retiree healthcare benefits vest for life pursuant to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. Writing for the Court, Justice Thomas wrote a...


HTMLVoters Approve Minimum Wage Hikes In San Francisco And Oakland
Juan C. Araneda; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
On Tuesday, San Franciscans overwhelmingly voted to raise the City’s minimum wage to $15.00 over the next few years. The San Francisco current minimum wage of $10.74 is already higher than both the federal minimum wage of $7.25 and California’s minimum wage of $9.00. Under the new law,...


HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court: "Illegal Immigrant Shouldn't Have Been Hired - But Can't Be Fired Illegally"
Jason A. Geller; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided that an employee may proceed with a discrimination lawsuit even though he presented false work authorization documents to obtain employment in the first place.


HTMLSupreme Court: Voters' Initiative To End Affirmative Action Is Constitutional
Katarzyna (Kasia) W. Nowak; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014
In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2, which amended the Michigan Constitution to prohibit racial preferences in admissions to public schools and government programs.