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US Supreme Court Says NCAA Cannot Limit Athlete Education Compensation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a ruling that struck down NCAA rules restricting compensation and benefits for college athletes, finding that the organization should not get special treatment under antitrust law. The Court ruled unanimously that the lower courts properly applied antitrust scrutiny to the NCAA in striking down rules restricting education-related benefits. The top court said the …

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Wells Fargo Telephone Bankers Get Conditional Certification in Nationwide Wage & Hour Class Action

Wells Fargo Telephone Bankers Get Conditional Certification in Wage & Hour Class Action litigated by Quintilone & Associates and co-counsel On May 6, 2021, California United States District Court Judge Jacqueline Corley granted a Motion for Conditional Certification under the Fair Labors Standards Act (“FLSA”) in favor of a nationwide collective of Wells Fargo Bank employees, who allege the company …

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Part-Time California Workers With Variable Work Schedules Can Qualify for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

On April 16, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom enacted Executive Order N-51-20, which provides supplemental paid sick leave to food sector workers who work for a hiring entity that has 500 or more employees nationwide under certain circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was later extended to non-food sector workers and was codified into California law under Labor Code § 248.   In order …

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Employment Law Updates 2021

California employers should revisit their policies and handbooks to assess compliance with the slew of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Not surprisingly, a handful of this year’s 18 new employment laws relate to the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in thousands of Californians losing their lives, millions of workers losing their …

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UPS Workers Get Class Certification In Wage & Hour Class Action

California United States District Court Judge Edward Chen granted class certification to UPS workers who allege the company violated state pay statement laws concerning the payment of meal and rest break payments, yet denied certification concerning meal and rest breaks, Richard E. Quintilone II Esq. and Quintilone & Associates with a team of lawyers succeeded in convincing the judge that …

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Arbitration Subpoena for Thrid Party records not authorized under FAA, CAA or JAMS Rules

A new California Court of Appeal arbitration decision questions the paid forum’s ability to adequately protect litigants and challenges whether discovery in such forums is truly fair under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), California Arbitration Act (“CAA”) or the JAMS discovery rules. Miguel Saldana resigned from his position at Veeco and went to work for a competitor, Aixtron. Veeco started …

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Unites States Supreme Court Says Title VII Protects Gay Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court handed gay advocates a pivotal win Monday, ruling that a federal law banning gender bias protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity.  In California, state law expressly prohibits discrimination against any person because of his or her sexual orientation, which means actual or perceived “heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality.” See the California Fair Employment …

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California Questions About Returning to Work – We Have Answers

As employers in Orange County and the rest of California get back to business, employees have questions, including whether they can (1) refuse to work if they feel unsafe and (2) what happens to the litany of unemployment benefits if they do; and (3) What is the Business Obligation to Protect the Employees? The short answer is you can lose …

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DOL Hits Critical Issues In Coronavirus Leave Law Guidance- California Answers

The U.S. Department of Labor on Saturday further fleshed out its rules governing the new emergency sick leave law enacted in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, tackling nearly two dozen “critical issues” that hadn’t yet been addressed. The agency’s latest guidance took on scenarios that it hadn’t yet addressed in previous iterations of a Q&A document it first issued …

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LA Passes 80 Hour Paid Sick Law Ordinance for Large Companies

Making it one of the most difficult cities to conduct business in, the L.A. City Council just passed a COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law which provides up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave to employees who work within the City of Los Angeles. This ordinance goes into effect immediately upon publication. It will remain in effect until December 31, …

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