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Flores v. City of San Gabriel – FLSA Impacts to Employers
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 10 AM - 11:30 AM

The impacts of the recent Ninth Circuit decision in Flores v. City of San Gabriel case are important for all employers to understand. If your agency provides cash payments to employees who opt-out of a health insurance plan, your agency should carefully evaluate the impact of Flores on payroll practices and FLSA liability. This decision requires the cash in lieu amount and potentially all plan benefits contributions by employers to be included in employees' regular rate of pay for FLSA overtime purposes. Understanding the primary holdings in Flores regarding cash payments, bona-fide health plans, and willful violations tied to the statute of limitations is critical and reiterates the importance of conducting and documenting regular reviews of all aspects of FLSA compliance for your agency. Our upcoming webinar will provide a more thorough discussion on the elements of this case and the potential impacts to employers. We will share the status of the Petition for Rehearing and what you should consider as next steps.

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California Contract Law: A Protective Big Brother
By Robert Stellwagen and Erin Dunkerly, CCMS

In 2013, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held parties to their contract. In Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Atlantic Marine contracted with a Texas company for a project in Texas. The contract specified that disputes be litigated in Virginia. Atlantic Marine was sued in federal court in Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court held the contract controlled and the case should have been filed in Virginia. Now, under a recent California case, design professionals in California may, in some circumstances, be able to avoid unfavorable forum selection clauses. [Read Full Article]

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