• Posts by Jon Setoguchi
    Posts by Jon Setoguchi
    Senior Counsel

    Jon M. Setoguchi has a strong background in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits for alleged wage and hour violations, under both federal and state law.  His clients cover a wide variety of industries, including ...

In Joana David v. Queen of the Valley Medical Center (2020) 51 Cal.App.5th 653, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District affirmed a trial court’s ruling granting summary judgment in favor of an employer in a wage and hour litigation bought by a former employee on the basis that the employer’s policies and procedures were legally compliant on their face and in practice. 

In Fleming Distribution Co. v. Younan (Cal. Ct. App., May 15, 2020, No. A157038) 2020 WL 2511680, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District held that an employer waived its right to compel arbitration of a dispute with a former employee over unpaid commissions by delaying the filing of a motion to compel arbitration and actively participating in an administrative proceeding before the Labor Commissioner.

Ninth Circuit Voids “No Re-Hire” Provision in Settlement Agreement Between Employer and Former Employee

In Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group, et al., a divided Ninth Circuit panel held that a settlement agreement between a doctor and his former employer violated Cal. Prof. & Bus. Code § 16600 because a “no re-hire” provision of the agreement placed a “restraint of a substantial character” on the doctor’s medical practice.

On October 9, 2014, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) announced that it will not bring enforcement actions for six months, from January 1 to June 30, 2015, against employers for violations of the 2013 Final Rule as to minimum wage and overtime protections for Home Care Workers.  From July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, the DOL “will exercise prosecutorial discretion in determining ...

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