On-the-Job Retaliation & Violation Complaints Rising in California: Is Mediation the Answer?

On-the-job retaliation and violation complaints from workers are on the rise in California, starting with safety complaints from a McDonald’s in Los Angeles – and for those workers who feel wronged, seeking out a mediator may be the smoothest solution. … Read More

Q1 2023 In Review: Workplace Trends & Developments

The beginning of 2023 was full of new rules, proposals, and continuations of workplace trends that affect both employers and employees California and the broader U.S. From the FTC’s non-compete proposal, the NLRB’s severance agreement ruling, to unionization efforts and … Read More

May Day 2022: Starbucks & McDonald’s Take On NLRB Retaliation Cases, Highlighting Significance of “May Day”

In December 2021, employees at a Starbucks location in Buffalo, New York established the corporation’s first unionized workplace – but it hasn’t stopped there. Since the unionization efforts began, Starbucks has allegedly terminated activist employees who say they were removed … Read More

Biden Signs H.R. 4445 to End Forced Arbitration In Sexual Assault & Harassment Cases, Amends Federal Arbitration Act

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed H.R. 4445, otherwise known as the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, to go into effect immediately. The amendment concerns mandatory arbitration in cases of sexual assault and harassment, … Read More

Part 2: 2022 New California Employment Laws – SB 331 Expands the Law Limiting the Use of Non-Disclosure and Non-Disparagement Provisions in Employment Law Discrimination & Harassment Suits

Governor Newsom’s recent list of new employment laws, set to go into effect January 1, 2022, includes a number of changes to wage theft repercussions, employee severance agreements, leaves of absence, and more. Among these additions is SB 331, which … Read More