Labor & Employment

With the new year comes new legal realities for companies that work in California. Every year the California legislature passes new laws, many of which change employment laws throughout the state. This new year is no exception, and one law in particular should cause all...

Two men, a father and son, recently pleaded guilty to felonies including insurance fraud and the denial of insurance and health benefits to injured workers. The pleas stem from a scheme that was recently uncovered by California insurance regulators, and led to the two men...

The governor of California recently signed into law S.B. 63, which changes the rights of employees and obligations of employers of small businesses regarding what leave can be taken following a family medical need. The law is a new approach to parental leave that substantially...

Ending an employment relationship can often be ugly and result in ongoing conflicts between the ex-employer and ex-employee. One of the biggest issues occurs when ex-employees decide to compete with their former employers by bringing existing clients to their new places of business or using...

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...

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