Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? (Neither did I, but I do now.) Our beloved blogger Mallory Schneider Ricci is back at FOCUS, our women’s leadership blog, with a post about mental health issues that affect women — and men — in the legal profession, and what they can do to take care of themselves.
The March-April Executive Labor Summary is out! David Phippen of our Washington D.C. Metro Office has the good, bad, and ugly (now, where did I come up with that?) of the labor relations world, including an antitrust challenge to an attempt to unionize drivers at Uber and Lyft, three cases involving students who either are, or claim to be, legal “employees,” a hunger strike that may involve pizza and cheeseburgers, Scabby the Rat balloon’s ignominious surrender to a cat balloon (we kid you not), and much more.
Our new edition of Class Action Outlook is also out! Alyssa Peters of our Macon Office leads off with an analysis of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinions in employment and class cases. Heidi Wilbur of our Denver Office discusses the Supreme Court’s recent decision in McLane, Inc. v. EEOC, addressing the standard of review that applies to enforcement of subpoenas issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Both Alyssa and Heidi are frequent contributors to this blog, as well.) Sean Kramer of our Los Angeles-Century City Office discusses the See’s Candy “rounding” decision (applying California wage and hour law). Then Alyssa is back with one on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, which has passed the U.S. House but may have more difficulty making it through the Senate.
California Supreme Court clarifies “day of rest” laws. Last, but by no means least, Nestor Barrero and Regina Musolino of our Los Angeles-Century City Office have an excellent analysis of this Monday’s decision by the state Supreme Court that clarified some (unfortunately, not all) of the questions related to California’s “day of rest” laws. Any employer with operations in the Golden State will want to become familiar with this decision.
Don’t go to brunch this Mother’s Day — curl up at home with our latest publications instead!