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Labor and Employment Law
Jan 08 | Labor and Employment Law
The National Relations Board ("NLRB") issued a decision in Caesars Entertainment holding that business may restrict employees from using a company's internal email system for union and organized activities.
Insurance Coverage
2019 | Insurance Coverage
The California Supreme Court has struck a blow to insurers' attempts to contract out of more policyholder friendly jurisdictions, holding that the notice-prejudice rule is a fundamental public policy. Pitzer College v. Indian Harbor Insurance Co., 2019 WL 4065521.
Business Litigation
2019 | Business Litigation
Read about challenges presented by third party discovery in arbitration and strategies for obtaining such discovery efficiently and expeditiously.
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Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Jan 08 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The National Relations Board ("NLRB") issued a decision in Caesars Entertainment holding that business may restrict employees from using a company's internal email system for union and organized activities.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Jan 08 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month's key California employment law cases involve disability discrimination, wage and hour, and arbitration agreements enforcement.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
2019 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
This morning, a federal judge from the Eastern District of California granted a temporary restraining order preventing California from enforcing Assembly Bill (AB) 51.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
2019 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve disability retirement benefit payments, disability discrimination, gratuities and service charges.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
2019 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month's key California employment law cases involve wage and hour discrimination in employment.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
2019 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On October 10, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a new bill (AB 51) that will have substantial impact on the employment litigation landscape in California.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
2019 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On October 10, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 9 into law, extending the statute of limitations for claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), California's comprehensive employment anti-discrimination, anti-retaliation, and anti-harassment law. While FEHA claims have long been subject to a one-year statute of limitations, AB 9 triples the limitations period to three years.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
2019 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Ever since the California Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking decision in Dynamex Operations W., Inc. v. Superior Ct., 4 Cal. 5th 903 (2018), we have been monitoring its application by the lower courts. On October 8, 2019, the California Court of Appeal issued two decisions clarifying the scope of Dynamex. The outcome is a mixed bag for employers.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
2019 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The California Court of Appeal recently ruled that a "wage and hour" exclusion in an employment practices liability insurance ("EPLI") policy must be narrowly interpreted to extend coverage for reimbursement claims.

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