News: June 2022


Meal Periods and Rest Breaks: Understanding California Employers’ Expanding Obligations and Exposure

Hopkins & Carley Naranjo ruling creates new employer obligations and additional potential exposure for non-compliance with respect to meal periods and rest breaks in two key respects. First, under California Labor Code 226.7, if an employer fails to provide an employee with a compliant meal period or rest … read more


Capitol Update 06/20/2022

Inflation hitting “every nook and cranny” of US economy  The Federal Reserve may feel increased pressure to raise interest rates after inflation increased 8.6% year over year in May, the biggest yearly increase since December 1981. What’s particularly concerning, says Bank of America executive Ethan … read more


Capitol Update 06/13/2022

Union Moves Work Stoppage At California’s Port Of Oakland To Day Shift CNBC reported the Oakland International Longshore and Warehouse Union “is shifting a planned work stoppage to daytime hours June 20 at the already-congested Port of Oakland in California.” The change “is bad news for … read more


Capitol Update 6/7/2022

US construction spending up 0.2% in April US construction spending edged up 0.2% in April, less than expected due in part to a 0.7% decline in public spending, the Commerce Department reported. On the private side, spending was up 0.5%, buoyed by a 0.9% gain … read more


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