Breaking News – Premium Pay Constitutes Wages!

by Shauna N. Correia, Nikki Mahmoudi
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

We previously advised employers that the California Supreme Court agreed to review the Court of Appeal decision Gustavo Naranjo v Spectrum Security Services, Inc. (“Naranjo”), decided by the Second Appellate District in 2019. On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its decision, which has significant and immediate impacts on California employers. The key takeaways are:

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished? Use Lawyers to Avoid Trouble Related to Background Checks

by Brendan J. Begley
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

A precedential decision last week by the California Court of Appeal may leave some employers feeling like no good deed goes unpunished. That decision ruled that a jury would have to decide if an employer willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FRCA”) by letting a non-attorney manager communicate with outside lawyers to ensure that its background checks were in compliance with the FRCA.

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Department Of Homeland Security Ends the COVID-19 Temporary Policy For Expired List B Identity Documents

by Lizbeth (Beth) V. West
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) adopted a temporary policy in response to the difficulties many individuals experienced with renewing documents.  As part of that temporary policy, employers were permitted to consider expired List B identity documents when completing the Form I-9 (“Employment Eligibility Verification”) which is required for employment in the United States.

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