Category: News

Federal Trade Commission Announces New Rule Banning “Non-Competes”

By: Rick Berger and Clint D. Robison In a purported effort to promote new business formation, raise wages, and lower health care costs, the FTC announced its final rule banning all use of non-compete agreements on April 23, 2024. “With respect to existing non-competes—i.e., non-competes entered into before the effective date—the final rule adopts a […]

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New Requirement to Develop and Implement a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan.

By: David Nusz As if the CA Labor Code wasn’t already big enough, effective July 1, 2024, Section 6401.9 is added which requires nearly all CA employers to establish, implement, and maintain an “effective” Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WPVPP) that must include the following: The names or job titles of the individuals responsible for implementing […]

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O’Hagan Meyer Expands California Presence with New Fresno Office

O’Hagan Meyer is excited to announce the opening of our Fresno office. Daniel J. Cravens, Managing Partner of Fresno, will lead the team, and three new attorneys – Kevin Cleveland, Partner, Hannah Moon, Associate, and Sydney Davenport, Provisionally Licensed Lawyer – will join him in Fresno. Collectively, the team brings extensive experience in labor and […]

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California Update on New Statutes and Rulings That Will Affect Employers in 2024

By: Ashleigh Kasper & Alison Korgan Contributing Attorneys: David Nusz & Erica Rocush The California legislature and judiciary had a busy 2023, developing and passing significant employment regulations and releasing opinions that will affect many aspects of employment litigation as we move into 2024. This update provides summaries of the most impactful employment-related laws and […]

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Spring Into the Holidays with Fun & Respect, and Without a Lawsuit

By: Erica Rocush Springtime Holidays Although the Winter holidays usually garner the most attention, Springtime is also an important time for celebrations in many religious and cultural traditions which can create their own risks in the employment environment, especially as more employers are looking to celebrate in a more diverse and inclusive manner. The significant […]

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Biden Administration Publishes New Independent Contractor Regulation to Become Effective March 11, 2024

By: Michael D. Pierce On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new final rule for classifying independent contractors and differentiating them from employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). For its final rule, the DOL has crafted and adopted a six-factor “economic realities” test to determine whether a worker […]

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2023-2024 Oregon Labor & Employment Law Year End Update

By: Ally McLain and Brad Krupicka Paid Leave Oregon As many employers are aware, Paid Leave Oregon is now in full swing. House Bill 2005 was passed in 2019, making Oregon the 11th state to offer paid family and medical leave. As of January 1, 2023, all employers were required to begin withholding contributions from […]

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O’Hagan Meyer Ranked in 2024 “Best Law Firms”

O’Hagan Meyer has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, nationally in two practice areas and regionally in 17 practice areas. Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be considered for this […]

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Things to Keep in Mind Regarding Worker’s Compensation Claims

Keep Your Eye on the Ball By: David B. Nusz For employer HR and Risk Management professionals that’s easier said than done. Anyone who swims in these waters on a regular basis knows there are usually many balls in the air at any given time and just when you dare to feel the least bit […]

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New California Laws Further Limit Use of Restrictive Covenants and Create Landmines for Employers

By: Dana J. Finberg & Matthew C. Sgnilek In September and October of this year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills expanding California’s restrictive covenant law. The two new laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, and will operate retroactively. California has long been hostile territory for post-employment restrictive covenants. Covenants […]

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