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Labor and Employment Law
Employers should ensure that harassment training taking place after January 1, 2018 include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Employers should also keep an eye out for the amended harassment training poster to be developed and published by the DFEH.
Insurance Coverage
A California Court of Appeal has confirmed that additional insured endorsements (“AIE”) granting coverage for liability arising out of a named insured’s “ongoing operations,” and in effect during those “ongoing operations,” do not require that the liability arise while the named insured is performing work.
Business Litigation
The Sedona Conference’s recently-published third edition comes at a time when litigants need guidance regarding the last decade’s evolution of technology and the resulting e-discovery obligations. On this front, a number of helpful topics are addressed by the new edition.
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Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Sep 05 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On August 30, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced that it filed a lawsuit against cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, alleging the company's parental leave program illegally discriminates against new fathers.
Publication, Business Litigation
Aug 29 | Publication, Business Litigation
Attorneys Gregory H. King and Sarah J. Odia published "Is the Retroactive Statute of Repose for Construction Defect Claims Constitutional?" in the September 2017 issue of Nevada Lawyer
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Aug 21 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve wage and hour (payment of wages) and civil procedure (class and representative actions).
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Aug 02 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Attorneys Matthew Durham and Chad Olsen published "Brief Answers To Frequently Asked Employment-Related Questions" in the August 2017 issue of Nevada Lawyer.
Interview, Insurance Coverage
Jul 17 | Interview, Insurance Coverage
Attorney Jared De Jong discussed cyber liability insurance for a Tech Insurance blog titled "3 Ways Cyber Liability Insurance Can Protect IT Consultants from Phishing Lawsuits."
Article, Business Litigation
Jul 17 | Article, Business Litigation
There is no question that noncompete agreements in California employment contracts are generally unenforceable. Many other states, however, may enforce such agreements if they are “reasonable” in duration and geographic scope. So, what is a California employer to do if a prospective employee signed a noncompete agreement with a forum selection and choice of law provision for a state which favors noncompete agreements?
Article, Business Litigation
Jul 11 | Article, Business Litigation
What is the scope of discovery that a judgment creditor can obtain from a third party in a judgment debtor examination? Extensive, according to the court in Yolanda’s, Inc. v. Kahl & Goveia Commercial Real Estate.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Jun 30 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve civil procedure (class and representative actions) and wage and hour (retaliation) issues.
Article, Business Litigation
Jun 19 | Article, Business Litigation
On Monday, June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court in Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S._ (2017), unanimously struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C.A. § 1052(a), on grounds that it violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.