- Written by Gregory Blueford
Earlier this month, a California company petitioned the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) to reverse a California Appellate Court ruling that claims made under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) cannot be arbitrated. Under PAGA, individuals are empowered to stand in the shoes of the State of California and can sue over workplace violations, such as meal and rest violations, individually as well as on behalf of other current or former employees.
- Written by Jizell Lopez
On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. This decision has left many employers uneasy about how to handle employees whose employment authorization was granted through the DACA program and if they are still eligible to work in the United States.
The Saqui Law Group has compiled the following Questions and Answers regarding concerns employers may have following the announcement.
1. Q. What is DACA?
A. The DACA program was created by President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012. It allowed for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of sixteen and who met certain criteria to enroll in the DACA program and enjoy (1) a period of deferred deportation action and (2) eligibility to request employment authorization. Currently, there are approximately 800,000 DACA participants.