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Labor and Employment Law
Jul 20 | Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases are from the California Supreme Court and from the California Court of Appeal.
Insurance Coverage
Jun 06 | Insurance Coverage
In a ruling that bodes well for policyholders, the California Supreme Court provides much-needed clarity on the question of when a so-called "intentional act" may give rise to insurance coverage under a liability insurance policy.
Business Litigation
Jul 10 | Business Litigation
Employers should give serious consideration to protecting the trade secret character of their customer information by exercising control over the common electronic locations of customer information that are managed by their employees.
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Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Jul 20 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases are from the California Supreme Court and from the California Court of Appeal.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Jul 13 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases are two decisions from the California Court of Appeal.
Publication, Business Litigation
Jul 10 | Publication, Business Litigation
Regardless of your personal feelings towards Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, etc., clearly something big is happening, and attorneys need to pay attention – particularly because attorney ethics panels are starting to take notice and significant ethical implications exist for any attorney who accepts fees in cryptocurrency.
Article, Business Litigation
Jul 10 | Article, Business Litigation
Employers should give serious consideration to protecting the trade secret character of their customer information by exercising control over the common electronic locations of customer information that are managed by their employees.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Jun 28 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
In a 5 to 4 opinion, the United States Supreme Court overruled a longstanding decision which required government employees who are represented by but do not belong to a union, to pay a fair share or agency fee to cover the union's costs for collective bargaining activities.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Jun 25 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The NLRB has set new standards for determining whether an employment policy strikes the appropriate balance between employees' ability to exercise their rights under Section 7 of the NLRA and an employer's right to maintain discipline and productivity in the workplace.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Jun 14 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The California Fair Employment and Housing Council has published an amended Regulation on national origin discrimination, which will take effect on July 1, 2018.
Legal Alert, Insurance Coverage
Jun 06 | Legal Alert, Insurance Coverage
In a ruling that bodes well for policyholders, the California Supreme Court provides much-needed clarity on the question of when a so-called "intentional act" may give rise to insurance coverage under a liability insurance policy.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Jun 04 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
In light of this ruling, Nevada employers who pay the lower-tier minimum wage should evaluate the health insurance they offer their employees.

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