Posts from June 2012.

Many employers understandably seek to regulate employees' use of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to communicate about the employer or about workplace issues. As we previously reported here, for example, the National Labor Relations Board has recently determined in several cases that the employer violated the National Labor Relations Act either by adopting policies the NLRB considers to be an ...

As we previously reported here, a report issued by the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, Office of Court Research, shows that employment cases were the most frequently filed class actions, representing 29.3% of the class actions filed and that over half of the employment cases filed alleged violations of Labor Code provisions governing payment of wages, rest and meal periods, and related claims. This is consistent with our experience representing numerous employers against such class action lawsuits.

On June 14, 2010, AALRR attorneys Matthew D'Abusco and Sun Hi Ahn, who are both members of AALRR's Employer Services Practice Group, represented at trial in the Orange County Superior Court Equestrian Services, II. On June 22, 2010, the court granted judgment in favor of Equestrian Services, II, and against the defendant on causes of action for breach of contract, for trespass, for open book account, and for unjust enrichment. The court also issued a permanent injunction against the defendant, and awarded costs. As the prevailing party in the case, Equestrian Services, II., will be entitled to an award of attorney's fees and costs. 

Issues of whether the President has validly appointed members of the National Labor Relations Board panel in Washington, DC continue to develop.  One recess appointment, Terrence Flynn, announced his resignation in late May, effective in July 2012.  Mr. Lenz was contacted by influential online legal publication for commentary identifying issues which have arisen with the composition of ...

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