On October 24, 2022, the Ninth Circuit held that time spent by a specific group of call center workers booting up their computers was compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as “integral and indispensable” to their principal job duties. The Court’s decision in Cariene Cadena, et al. v. Customer Connexx, LLC, et al., 51 F.4th 831 (9th Cir. 2022) (“Cadena”) , reversed a district court ruling granting summary judgment to the employer-defendant.
On April 21, 2022, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted the next iteration of the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”), which sets out workplace safety requirements related to COVID-19 applicable to public employers. This latest ETS comes a few weeks before the current ETS is set to expire on May 6, 2022.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the compensability of time that employees spend attending voluntary training under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Founding Partner Art Hartinger and Associate Anastasia Bondarchuk presented an update on the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) on Thursday, October 22 at the Public Employer Labor Relations Association of California (PELRAC) 11th Annual Training Conference.
Anastasia Bondarchuk joined RPLG as an associate this August, bringing a blend of private- and public-sector experience to the firm’s Government and Litigation practice groups.