Alert for California Employers: Recent Class Action Highlights Risks of Non-Compliance with Lactation Accommodation Laws

We want to bring to your attention to a significant legal trend that could impact your compliance strategies. Recent class action lawsuits filed against Starbucks in California, and against McDonalds and Amazon in other states, underscore the crucial importance of adhering to state laws regarding lactation accommodations for breastfeeding/nursing employees who need to pump at…

Proposed WCIRB Rules May Reduce Workers’ Compensation Premium Costs

With the COVID-19 crisis continuing to alter the business and employment landscape, RPNA wanted to alert its friends and clients that the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (“WCIRB”) recently proposed regulatory changes to payroll reporting and the classification of payroll and claims.   On April 14, 2020, the WCIRB Rating and Classification Committee meeting proposed the…

Two New Decisions Affecting California Employers

1.  “Call-In” Shifts Trigger Reporting Time Wages On February 4, 2019, a divided panel of the California Court of Appeal, in Ward v. Tilly’s Inc., held that certain on call scheduling triggered the Wage Order’s reporting time pay requirements, effectively putting an end to a common scheduling practice in California.    In this case, employees of Tilly’s,…

Drew Pomerance Focuses on Latest Wage & Hour and PAGA Developments at CAALA Annual Convention

RPNA Partner Drew Pomerance is joining the esteemed Employment Law Panel at CAALA’s Annual Las Vegas Convention on September 1, 2017 at the Wynn Hotel. The expert panel will present hot topics in employment law such as wrongful termination, gender and racial discrimination, equal pay, and whistleblower cases. Mr. Pomerance will be focusing on the latest…

RPNA Wins Motion To Disqualify Opposing Counsel Based On Conflict Of Interest And Breach Of Confidentiality

Co-Managing Partner Nick Roxborough and co-counsel Jeffrey D. Farrow of Michelman & Robinson, recently won a motion to disqualify Nixon Peabody LLP from representing a plaintiff in an ongoing worker’s compensation dispute after the firm hired opposing defense counsel in the case. The decision, which was made by a Superior Court Judge in Orange County…