This blog post was authored by Jennifer Rosner.

In a 2014 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court in California held that an employee can affirmatively decline to use leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).  However, buyer beware!  If an employee affirmatively declines to use FMLA to which


This post was authored by David Urban and Christina Rentz

On August 23, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an order declining to reconsider en banc its decision in Flores v. City of San Gabriel. That case, decided in June of 2016, has had far-ranging and significant impacts on


This blog post authored by Alison R. Kalinski.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (covering such east coast states as Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland) recently held that a group of fire Captains are entitled to overtime under the FLSA because their primary duty is being a first responder.  The

hourglass-small.jpgThis blog post was authored by Alex Polishuk.

Effective January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage increased to $10.00 per hour. This rate is applicable to and affects independent schools. At first glance, the takeaway from the new law seems apparent – a rise in minimum wage increases the hourly compensation for hours worked by

hourglass-small.jpg This blog post was authored by Danny Y. Yoo.

Many parents are vigilant in monitoring their children’s “screen time” to limit the child’s exposure to handheld devices, such as iPads.  They will often implement rules, such as “No phones at the dinner table,” or “No screens after 8:00 p.m.”  Are employers as vigilant in