Earlier this year, Gov. Brown signed into law an expansion of the state’s “paid family leave” benefit.
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From: Calif.: More Confusion Likely Over ‘Paid Family Leave’

    

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From: IT Hiring to Continue into 2014 at Slower Pace, Experts Predict

    

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From: ‘Tis the Season to Be Sued: Avoiding the Holiday Party Lawsuit

    

By cjackson@littler.com

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill No.

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From: California Law Extends Workplace Discrimination Prohibition to Stalking Victims and Imposes New Reasonable Accommodation Requirement

    

By tgelbman@littler.com

On December 3, 2013, in D.R. Horton, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found that class action waiver provisions contained in mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration agreements governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) are enforceable, notwithstanding the right employees have to engage in concerted activities under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). On a separate but related issue, the Fifth Circuit found, however, that D.R.

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From: Class Action Waiver Is Enforceable Despite NLRA Concerted Activity Provisions

    

By tgelbman@littler.com

On November 20, 2013, Fred Tilton, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Federal Air Surgeon, announced a New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Policy1 (Policy) the FAA will be “releasing shortly.”2 Under the Policy, aviation medical examiners (AMEs) must calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI) – a method for identifying obesity – for every pilot. Pilots with a BMI of 403 or more will have to be evaluated by a physician who is a board-certified sleep specialist, and, if diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, treated before t

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From: Mandatory Pilot Obesity/Sleep Apnea Screening: New FAA Policy Thumbs Its Nose at New Federal Commercial Driver Transportation Law