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California Employer's Good-Faith Belief That Freelance Model Was Not an Employee Defeats Penalty Claims
California employers will be pleased to learn that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a retail store reasonably believed that a freelance model who worked in irregular one- or two-day periods was not an “employee” under California...
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Ninth Circuit Holds Temporary Conditions Can Trigger ADA Protections
Just this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that even temporary health conditions without long-term effects may qualify as disabilities protected by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While this holding is novel under the...
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The Latest Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards Update
Over the weekend, Cal/OSHA updated its Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheets to provide guidance for employers on the recently revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The COVID-19 ETS applies to all places of employment with limite...
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Oregon Limits Settlement Agreement Terms Where Discrimination Alleged
Like Washington, Oregon now prohibits what used to be common terms in many employment dispute settlements. In particular, under a relatively new amendment to Oregon law, employers cannot insist that a nondisclosure, nondisparagement, confidentiality,...
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All Hair is Good Hair: An Update on the CROWN Act and State CROWN Acts
For years, American employers have enforced employee dress and grooming standards, some of which include standards on hairstyles. In the past, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has indicated that “race” includes more than the co...
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Employment Law Alliance Webinar: Protecting the Company—Noncompetes, Nonsolicitations, and Nondisclosures
As a member of the Employment Law Alliance, we are proud to announce the upcoming webinar, Protecting the Company—Noncompetes, Nonsolicitations, and Nondisclosures, that will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. PT. Miller...
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