Ninth Circuit Finds That Insurance Claims Adjusters Are Exempt Administrative Employees Under California Law

By | Wage & Hour Law Update | July 29, 2015
Ninth Circuit Finds That Insurance Claims Adjusters Are Exempt Administrative Employees Under California Law

Applying California’s administrative exemption test, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently concluded an insurance company properly classified its claims adjusters (who handled and processed disability claims) as exempt from the overtime provisions of the California Labor Code, notwithstanding the clerical duties the adjusters performed and their characterization of their work as “routine.”

UPDATE – Clean-Up Legislation for California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 304) Signed into Law

UPDATE – Clean-Up Legislation for California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law (AB 304) Signed into Law

Following up on our June 26, 2015 Special Bulletin, which outlined Assembly Bill 304, the proposed clean-up legislation for California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“Paid Sick Leave Law” or “AB 1522”), this urgency legislation passed the California Senate on July 13, 2015, with a vote of 39-0 and was signed into law by Governor Brown on the same day and is now effective.

California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

In California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose (Case No. S212072, filed June 15, 2015), the California Supreme Court upheld an inclusionary housing ordinance imposing affordable housing requirements as a valid exercise of a municipality’s police power, rather than an exaction subject to a constitutional takings analysis.