Labor & Employment

Employers, beware – Are you prepared for a natural disaster; your employees expect that you are! When a natural disaster hits, businesses are expected to keep their employees safe in the moment of the disaster, and afterwards deal with the legal effects of the event. Employers...

There is no doubt California labor law is friendly to workers while placing corresponding obligations on employers. This is shown to be true time and again by the laws of California, state regulations, and how those laws and regulations are interpreted by the courts of...

California Feed Supply Company Defends Captive Insurance Deductions Kings River Commodities, LLC, a livestock feed business, was denied $2.83 million in deductions for captive insurance expenses. In a U.S. Tax Court petition, dated May 11, 2017, the company argues that these expenses were necessary to...

Employers often include a non-compete clause in their employment agreements. Generally, the purpose of a non-compete clause is to prevent an employee from competing with the employer in a certain region for a specified period of time. The policy rationale is that the employee should...

Every four years our country goes through a marathon debate over who will be the President of the United States.  The process is long and arduous and the whole thing culminates in a national election in November. The process is so long, arduous, and drawn out...

In Santillan v. USA Waste of California, Inc., a 53-year old garbage truck driver filed an action against his employer of 32 years alleging a wrongful termination claim based on age discrimination and retaliation.  Gilberto Santillan (“Santillan”) had an exemplary employee record and was rarely disciplined during...

The New Year brings with it resolutions, football games, and of course, the implementation of new laws in California. In fact, California enacted 900 new laws for 2017, and one of those will increase costs for many businesses in the state. In Assembly Bill number...

In 2016, the California Fair Pay Act was enacted into law. It is one of the first of its kind to forbid employers from paying workers of different sexes less money for “substantially similar work,” as opposed to “equal work,” making it more difficult to...

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