By Michelle S. Strowhiro, Lindsay Ditlow and Priya Singh on Aug 4, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor
As of July 26, 2022, there are 3,591 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the United States, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General has declared the multi-country monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). With much about the potential impact and...
By Ron Holland, Marjorie Clara Soto, Priya Singh and Lauren Ziegler on Jul 21, 2022
Posted In Employment
On June 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States finally issued its long-awaited decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana. The Court partially overturned Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC (Iskanian), determining that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts the aspect of Iskanian’s holding that precludes the division of Private Attorneys...
California Supreme Court Decision Places Higher Burden on Employers in Whistleblowing Retaliation Claims
By Pankit Doshi and Priya Singh on Mar 1, 2022
Posted In Employment, Labor
On January 27, 2022, the California Supreme Court provided clarification in Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. to lower California courts reviewing whistleblower retaliation claims. In what it calls an “unsurprising” decision, the California Supreme Court concluded that the framework prescribed by California Labor Code section 1102.6, rather than the McDonnell Douglas test, must be...