The Most Significant Employment Law Developments of 2015

​2015 brought several employment law developments that will undoubtedly affect your workplace. The Fenwick & West Employment Practices Group invites you to attend its annual complimentary briefing to learn more about the most important developments from 2015, and our recommendations to effectively comply with significant changes in the law in 2016 and beyond.

Attorneys Dan McCoy, Saundra Riley, Sheeva Ghassemi-Vanni and Jenny Wiegley from Fenwick’s Employment Practices Group will summarize developments in several areas including:

  • Wage/Hour: Proposed DOL classification rule and other exemption-related developments, intern pay and the new “primary beneficiary” test, on-call duty and compensable time, latest developments in worker (contractor) misclassification, and increasing minimum wage requirements.
  • Time Off: Amendments to California’s paid sick leave law, new CFRA regulations, and the proliferation of discretionary time off policies.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity: California’s Fair Pay Act, religious accommodation requirements, examples of limits on disability-related p​rotections and employer accommodation obligations, age discrimination and role of the ten-year presumption, and the heightened standard required for a prevailing employer to recover standard litigation costs in FEHA lawsuits.
  • Arbitration: Enforceability in the context of successor entity, presence or absence of PAGA waivers, class action waivers, and unconscionable provisions.
  • NLRB: Expansion of protected activity to work email systems, and continued scrutiny of employer action and policies and agreements, especially involving social media.
  • Unfair Competition: Potential limitations on no re-employment clauses with departing employees.
  • Retaliation Law: Expanded protections for whistleblowers.

Join us on January 26, 2016 for this complimentary program as we explain how these and many other developments will impact your workplace.​​​​​​


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