Client Update for Public Agencies
DATE: Oct 06, 2020
Whether you are looking to impress your colleagues or just want to learn more about the law, LCW has your back! Use and share these fun legal facts about various topics in labor and employment law.
- Following the California Supreme Court’s interpretation of IWC Wage Order 7 in the Frlekin v. Apple case we reported on in the March 2020 Client Update, the Ninth Circuit granted summary judgment in favor of the employees. The Ninth Circuit found that the employees were entitled to compensation for the time spent waiting for and undergoing exit searches. (Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., 2020 WL 5225699 (9th Cir. Sept. 2, 2020.)
- On September 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 1383, which significantly expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Effective January 1, 2021, California’s family and medical leave law (Government Code section 12945.2) will: apply to all employers with five or more employees; allow leave to care for a serious health condition of additional categories of family members; and eliminate some restrictions on the use of CFRA leave.
- On Friday, September 4, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2257 into law, which reorganizes the Labor Code sections established by AB 5 and amends certain exceptions to the “ABC” test for determining independent contractor status. This law takes effect immediately.