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Ninth Circuit Rules that California Employees Can Trade Away Meal Period Rights

This post was written by Michael Gallion and David Van Pelt and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. In a noteworthy decision last week, the Ninth Circuit ruled that fast food workers in California can voluntarily bargain away some of their meal period rights in exchange for discounted meals. The unanswered questions are … Continue Reading

Add One Line in Your Employment Contracts and Policies to Reduce Exposure to Misclassification Liability

This post was written by  Michael D. Yim and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. Employers, even with the most robust and well-intentioned human resources departments, can still face the dreaded misclassification lawsuit for their salaried employers. In many cases, exempt employees are properly classified as executive or administrative employees. A misclassification lawsuit, however, … Continue Reading