As part of the bill funding the federal government, President Biden signed into law the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act). These relatively unknown laws are important pieces of legislation carrying with them significant changes to the workplace for pregnant employees.
Continue Reading Under the Radar Laws Expand Protections for Pregnant Employees in the Workplace

In several recent cases in California, courts have applied Brinker Restaurant Corp., et al. v. Superior Court to reverse trial court decisions denying class certification.  Brinker is the ground breaking case in California where the California Supreme Court held that employers are only required to provide the opportunity for employees to take 30 minute meal

A federal court jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Tyson Foods today in a Rule 23 class and FLSA collective action, alleging failure to pay overtime under state and federal law. Tyson was represented at trial by Hunton & Williams’ lawyers Michael J. Mueller, Emily Burkhardt Vicente and Evangeline Paschal and local Baird Holm lawyer, Thomas E. Johnson.
Continue Reading Federal Jury Returns Verdict For Tyson Foods In Wage Hour Class Action

Brinker International, one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies, announced yesterday that the California Supreme Court has issued an opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corp. et al. v. The Superior Court for the State of California for the County of San Diego (Hohnbaum). This long-awaited decision, on which Hunton & Williams attorneys

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently issued a fact sheet explaining employers’ obligations under the break time requirement for nursing mothers found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which amends Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).Continue Reading Break Time For Nursing Mothers Clarified