To lower risk relating to allegations of harassment, discrimination or retaliation it is important that employers consistently enforce internal policies and procedures. Not just on an individual basis, but across the organization at all levels. This includes enforcing the types of behavior that impact the overall workplace culture (e.g., rude or unprofessional conduct).

Teresa McQueen

On August 22, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the plaintiff-employee’s petition to reconsider the decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana case.  The high court also issued a final judgment, leaving intact the Court’s ruling on statutory standing under PAGA.

Since 2021, the challenge to California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 51 (on employment arbitration) has been in limbo awaiting the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision on a petition to rehear the appeal en banc. On August 22, 2022, instead of granting or denying the petition for rehearing en banc, the Ninth Circuit made a surprise decision to withdraw its prior opinion and grant a panel rehearing.

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