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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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Resource, Labor and Employment Law
2016 | Resource, Labor and Employment Law
This sample harassment, discrimination and retaliation policy may need to be modified depending on the circumstances of a particular employer, and therefore it does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with an attorney before implementing.
Legal Alert, Insurance Coverage
2016 | Legal Alert, Insurance Coverage
In a ruling that should help policyholders secure defense funding, the California Court of Appeal issued another opinion limiting the application of "other insurance" clauses in commercial general liability policies.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
2016 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On Friday, January 29, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") proposed revisions to the Employer Information Report ("EEO-1") that are intended to identify pay discrimination and promote equal pay in the workplace.
Legal Alert, Business Litigation
2016 | Legal Alert, Business Litigation
Last week, the California Supreme Court reaffirmed broad protections for borrowers using purchase money loans.
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
2016 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
In July 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (80 FR 38515) that will drastically change the DOL’s interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with respect to overtime exemptions. The rule has the potential to affect an untold number of employers and an estimated 5 million white-collar workers within the first year of its implementation.
Publication, Insurance Coverage
2015 | Publication, Insurance Coverage
The Nevada Supreme Count recently held that Nevada law requires liability insurers to provide independent defense counsel for their insureds when there is a conflict of interest between the insurer and its insured.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
2015 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Today Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act, SB 358, which gives California the most expansive equal pay protections in the nation.
Legal Alert, Insurance Coverage
2015 | Legal Alert, Insurance Coverage
The Nevada Supreme Court recognized for the first time an insured's right to independent counsel.
Article, Business Litigation
2015 | Article, Business Litigation
The most fundamental legal issue that you as the owner (or owners) of an esports organization will face is something called “corporate formation.”