Monthly Archives: January 2019

DC Circuit Court Upholds NLRB’s 2015 Browning-Ferris “Indirect” Control Joint Employer Test and Signals Intent to Limit NLRB’s Pending Joint Employer “Rulemaking” Process

On December 28, 2018, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (the “DC Circuit”) issued its long-awaited opinion concerning the appeal of the National Labor Relation Board’s 2015 ruling on the “joint employer” test. (See,$file/16-1028-1766137.pdf) “Joint employment” in essence occurs when two or more individuals or companies are involved […]

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New California Laws Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment In the Wake of the #MeToo Movement 

Two new California laws demonstrate the widespread impact of the #MeToo Movement and the focus on putting a stop to sexual harassment in the workplace. SB 820: Prohibiting “Hush Money” Settlements Many articles and investigative reports have been published about prominent public figures, politicians and other famous (or infamous) persons with an apparent history of […]

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More Electric Vehicles Coming To A Common Interest Development Near You

I. New Year, New EV Law Lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 1016, which is a clear statement by the California Legislature that it wants more electric vehicles (“EVs”) on the road. The new law went into effect on January 1, 2019, prohibiting common interest developments (“CIDs”) – which include condo projects, planned developments, stock co-ops, […]

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