Labor / Employment

Local employment ordinances are not unusual in California and exist from San Diego to San Jose. However, San Francisco is unusual in that it has far more comprehensive employment law ordinances than other localities.

Here are some highlights of San Francisco’s employment requirements for employers.

Minimum Wage

Effective July 1, 2022, the minimum wage for employers within the geographic

A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has granted, Inc.’s motion to stay a lawsuit alleging that the company wrongfully withheld tips from contract delivery drivers.
The court determined that a decision in Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, a pending case before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning exemptions under the Federal Arbitration

A Georgia federal judge granted summary judgment in favor of Tift Regional Medical Center in a suit involving claims of racial discrimination and retaliation in firing a former employee. Brian Edwards alleged that Tift had fired him after complaining about racially insensitive remarks by a supervisor. The court found that Edwards could not rebut the hospital’s claim that he was

The underlying action, Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, was a class action brought by former and current employees, alleging violations of meal period violations. The plaintiffs sought not only premium wages for the violations but also waiting time penalties and penalties for failure to provide accurate wage statements. The results of the trial court decision were mixed and appealed.


The U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. National Women’s National Team Players Association failed to meet a March 31 deadline to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. The parties need to reach a new agreement that equalizes pay between female and male soccer players, to finalize a $24 million equal pay settlement, in order to end a long-running gender discrimination

A Hong-Kong based company has filed a motion to dismiss an employment discrimination lawsuit based on unequal pay. Turkish employees allege that Imperial Pacific Casino paid them less than their Taiwanese counterparts under company policies.
In Genc et al. v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC et al., case number 1:22-cv-00002, which is pending before the U.S. District Court for the

The timing for Mental Health Awareness month this year couldn’t be any more fitting. As U.S. employees struggle to find a balance amid COVID-19 lockdowns and remote work over the past two years, employers are being pushed to take their staff’s hurting mental health into higher account. 
According to SHRM, 2022 has brought upon a new wave of concern