EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE: Big Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime Rule

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published substantial changes to the overtime rule in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It will make approximately 4.2 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime pay later this year. There are 392,000 employees in California alone who are now expected to be eligible for […] Read More

Snyder Law Trial Team Wins A Race Discrimination Case

Ashley Dorris, Jessica Farley and Barry Snyder convinced a jury in San Bernardino to return a verdict for their client in a race discrimination trial after just 45 minutes of deliberation. Representing C.R. England, Inc., the Snyder Law lawyers defended the company when an African-American male claimed he was terminated primarily based on his race. […] Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to Dilts v. Penske, Subjecting Motor Carriers to California’s Meal and Rest Break Laws

On January 6, 2015, Penske Logistics, one of the country’s largest trucking companies, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit’s holding in Dilts v. Penske Logistics, LLC (9th Cir. 2014) 769 F.3d 637. In Dilts, the court held that California’s meal and rest break laws are not preempted by the […] Read More

California Appellate Court Holds that Motor Carriers are Liable For Injuries Sustained By Co-Drivers of Leased Vehicles in Jose Vargas v. FMI, Inc.

California’s Second District Court of Appeal recently issued an Opinion in Jose Vargas v. FMI, Inc., et al. (Case No. B246660, January 23, 2015) holding that the Privettedoctrine does not shield a motor carrier from vicarious liability for injuries to employees of independent contractors hired by the motor carrier. An unpublished portion of the Opinion decided against shielding […] Read More