Immigration, English-Only and National Origin Protections: What Every California Employer Needs to Know
By Procopio Associate Lauren N. Vega Effective July 1, 2018, every California employer must comply with new regulations that prohibit language restrictions in the work place, inquiries regarding immigration status, and employee height and weight requirements. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission (“FEHC”) has adopted expansive new Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) regulations that expand the definition of “national origin” and aim to broaden protections ...Read More
The Future Of Class Action Waivers in Mandatory Arbitration Agreements: Should Employers Be Worried?
In January 2017, the United States Supreme Court granted review of the Morris et al. v. Ernst & Young, LLP case which held that the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) prohibits class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements for employees. As a result, employers with litigation pending in federal court now have an uphill battle when it comes to enforcing class and collective action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements. Worried employers will have t...Read More