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Join us at our annual Labor and Employment Legal Update on November 15, 2018 to learn about new laws impacting California employers in 2019. Attorney Lisa Ryan will provide a detailed overview of key legislative changes related to addressing sexual harassment claims and settlements following passage of SB 820 and SB 1300, as well as strategies for compliance with the new sexual harassment training requirements.

Lisa will also cover recent court decisions that limit the use of independent contractors in the workplace, expand overtime liability for de minimis work, and clarify the proper calculation of the regular rate.

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Knowledge is Power: Meal and Rest Breaks

Does No Good Deed Go Unpunished? The restaurant chain Taco Bell offered discounted meals to employees during their required 30-minute meal breaks with one requirement. In an effort to prevent theft, the restaurant chain  required that the meal be eaten in the restaurant.

In a class action suit, employees claimed that the eat-in-the-restaurant requirement rendered the time compensable.  Did the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agree?

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