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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
Jun 12 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
In a positive development for employers, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, that it is withdrawing two Interpretations issued during the Obama Administration.
Article, Business Litigation
May 31 | Article, Business Litigation
A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal in Behunin v. Superior Court, 9 Cal. App. 5th 833 (2017), is a reminder that a party’s communications with an attorney and a third party consultant must be reasonably necessary for the attorney’s representation of the client for the attorney-client privilege to apply.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
May 31 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
May's key California employment law cases involve “on call” meal and rest periods, and employees working seven days a week.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
May 22 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The new year brought to San Francisco the most comprehensive parental leave law offered anywhere in the country.
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
May 16 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Attorneys Rod Sorensen and Matthew Lewis co-authored "Can I fire the Trump supporter who reports to me?" in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Article, Business Litigation
May 12 | Article, Business Litigation
From Fox News to United Airlines to the “Trump Effect,” consumer boycotts are trending. But when do boycotts actually work, and how should business owners react?
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 28 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve wage and hour and discrimination issues.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 21 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The Los Angeles Bureau of Contract Administration recently published guidance, forms and notices relating to the new Los Angeles's new "Ban-the-Box" law.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 21 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On Monday, Arizona state senators approved legislation that, if signed into law, will give businesses at least thirty days to cure violations of the Arizonans with Disabilities Act before they can be sued.

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