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September 10, 2014

Franchisor Not Liable for Sexual Harassment of Franchisee's Employee under FEHA

Employment Law Advisory for 9/10/2014 Full Story



August 18, 2014

Tuolumne Jobs Case

Real Estate Advisory for 8/18/2014 Full Story




July 17, 2014

Preserving The Right To Foreclose After Accepting A Deed In Lieu

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 7/17/14 Full Story





June 3, 2014

Is Telecommuting Now a Reasonable Accommodation?

Employment Law Advisory for 6/3/2014 Full Story


May 21, 2014

Is Your Standard Severance Agreement Subject to Challenge by the EEOC?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/21/2014 Full Story



May 1, 2014

May an Employer Request a Fitness for Duty Exam After an FMLA Leave?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/1/2014 Full Story


April 24, 2014

"Legendary" Case Confirms Guarantor's Independent Liability

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 4/24/14 Full Story


April 24, 2014

New Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Imposes Obligations on Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 4/24/2014 Full Story


April 16, 2014

Can An Employer Ban Negativity In The Workplace? Not According To The NLRB

Employment Law Advisory for 4/16/2014 Full Story



March 20, 2014

Are Your Wage Statements Compliant Under Labor Code Section 226?

Employment Law Advisory for 3/20/2014 Full Story




February 27, 2014

The EEOC's New Challenge to a 12 Month Maximum Medical Leave Policy

Employment Law Advisory for 2/27/14 Full Story


February 13, 2014

Avoid Common Mistakes When Creating Commission and Bonus Plans

Employment Law Advisory for 2/13/14 Full Story



January 22, 2014

Guarantor's "Sham Guaranty" Defense Harder To Prove

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 1/22/14 Full Story




December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays, With Our Thanks and a Question

Employment Law Advisory for 12/18/13 Full Story


December 11, 2013

Company-Sponsored Holiday Celebrations: Avoid the Obvious Risks

Employment Law Advisory for 12/11/13 Full Story


December 4, 2013

Beware of the Payroll Implications of Temporary Shutdowns During Holidays

Employment Law Advisory for 12/4/13 Full Story


November 14, 2013

Proposed Regulation Crowdfunding: Highs and Lows

Capital Markets Advisory for 11/14/13 Full Story


November 13, 2013

A Workplace Run Amok: Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins

Employment Law Advisory for 11/13/13 Full Story


November 12, 2013

Agreements for Sale of Portions of Parcels may be Invalid

Real Estate Advisory for 11/12/13 Full Story


October 30, 2013

Reconsidering Disclosure: Will the SEC Shake Up the System?

Capital Markets Advisory for 10/30/2013 Full Story




October 21, 2013

Judicial Reference Provision in Loan Guaranty Held Enforceable

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 10/21/13 Full Story


October 3, 2013

When is an Employee's Automobile Accident an Employer's Responsibility?

Employment Law Advisory for 10/3/13 Full Story


October 3, 2013

Recent California Cases Follow Riverisland Decision

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 10/3/13 Full Story


September 30, 2013

Recent California Cases Follow Riverisland Decision

Real Estate Advisory for 9/30/13 Full Story


September 25, 2013

Anti-Harassment Training Due in 2013 for Many Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 9/25/2013 Full Story


September 18, 2013

Addressing Sale Proceeds In The Face Of Guaranty "Carve-Out" Provisions

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 9/18/13 Full Story



September 4, 2013

The Employee's Social Security Number Doesn't Match: Now What?

Employment Law Advisory for 9/4/13 Full Story



August 21, 2013

Health Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know Now

Employment Law Advisory for 8/21/13 Full Story



July 22, 2013

IRS Scrutinizes 1031 Exchanges Involving Related Parties

Real Estate Advisory for 7/22/13 Full Story





July 1, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Monetary Exactions

Real Estate Advisory for 7/1/13 Full Story



May 31, 2013

When is a Manager Not an Exempt Employee?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/31/2013 Full Story


May 31, 2013

10 Tips For Angel Investors

Business Law Advisory for 5/31/13 Full Story


May 22, 2013

What Does it Mean to Pay an Exempt Employee on a Salary Basis?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/22/2013 Full Story


May 16, 2013

As Summer Approaches, Is Your Business Contemplating Interns?

Employment Law Advisory for 5/16/2013 Full Story




May 1, 2013

Site Assembly

Real Estate Advisory for 5/1/13 Full Story



April 17, 2013

What Does the Suitable Seating Requirement Mean for Your Workplace?

Employment Law Advisory for 4/17/2013 Full Story


April 15, 2013

New Commercial Property Disclosure Requirements

Real Estate Advisory for 4/15/13 Full Story


April 11, 2013

New Form I-9 issued by USCIS, must be used starting May 7th

Employment Law Advisory for 4/11/2013 Full Story



April 1, 2013

CEQA Reform Update

Real Estate Advisory for 4/1/13 Full Story



March 13, 2013

Measure Twice - Part 3: Decisions At The End Of Employment

Employment Law Advisory for 3/13/2013 Full Story


February 27, 2013

"Measure Twice" - Part 2: Decisions During Employment

Employment Law Advisory for 2/27/2013 Full Story


February 14, 2013

CEQA Update: Some Good News For Developers

Real Estate Advisory for 2/14/13 Full Story


February 13, 2013

"Measure Twice" - Part 1: Hiring

Employment Law Advisory for 2/13/2013 Full Story


February 8, 2013

Inside Sales Exemption Poorly Understood by Many Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 2/1/2013 Full Story


February 1, 2013

Employers Must Be Vigilant About Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege

Employment Law Advisory for 2/1/2013 Full Story



January 17, 2013

Adopting & Revising Employee Handbooks

Employment Law Advisory for 1/17/13 Full Story


December 12, 2012

Happy Holidays ... and a question for you

Employment Law Advisory for 12/12/12 Full Story


December 10, 2012

Lost Lien Priority Restored

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 12/10/12 Full Story


December 5, 2012

Company-Sponsored Holiday Celebrations: Avoid the Obvious Risks

Employment Law Advisory for 12/5/2012 Full Story


November 6, 2012

New Court Decision Clarifies Law on Rounding of Employee Time Cards

Employment Law Advisory for 11/6/2012 Full Story


October 24, 2012

Beware of the Payroll Implications of Temporary Shutdowns

Employment Law Advisory for 10/24/12 Full Story








August 22, 2012

EEO-1 Reports Due From Covered Employers On September 30th

Employment Law Advisory for 8/22/12 Full Story


August 22, 2012

Requiring In-Home Caregivers to Obtain Permits

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story



August 2, 2012

Is a Lengthy Chargeback Period Permissible in a Commission Plan?

Employment Law Advisory for 8/2/12 Full Story




July 12, 2012

Update on Mechanic's Lien and Private Works Stop Notice Laws

Creditors' Rights Advisory for 7/12/12 Full Story


July 5, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law: Now What?

Employment Law Advisory for 7/5/12 Full Story




June 7, 2012

A Trust is Not an Entity, it is a Relationship

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story





May 2, 2012

Non-Recourse Loans May Become Recourse

Creditors' Rights Advisory Full Story




April 17, 2012

Brinker Decision Clarifies Meal Period and Rest Break Rules

Employment Law Advisory for 4/17/12 Full Story



April 12, 2012

California Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Opinion In Meal Period Case

Employment Law Advisory for 4/12/12 Full Story


March 28, 2012

NLRB Poster Rule Upheld, Set to Become Effective on April 30

Employment Law Advisory for 3/28/12 Full Story



February 29, 2012

Omissions Are [Still] Not Ambiguous

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story




February 8, 2012

Inside Sales Exemption Poorly Understood by Many Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 2/8/12 Full Story



January 5, 2012

New Notice Requirements Apply When Hiring Non-Exempt Employees

Employment Law Advisory for 1/5/12 Full Story


December 14, 2011

Happy Holidays ... and a question for you

Employment Law Advisory for 12/14/11 Full Story



November 2, 2011

The Continuing Fight Over Employer-Employee Arbitration Agreements

Employment Law Advisory for 11/2/11 Full Story


October 26, 2011

Update--New Employment Laws for 2012

Employment Law Advisory for 10/26/11 Full Story





September 14, 2011

Checking An Applicant's Credit History-Part 2: Assembly Bill 22

Employment Law Advisory for September 14, 2011 Full Story



August 31, 2011

The NLRB Announces A New Posting Requirement Under The NLRA

Employment Law Advisory for 8/31/2011 Full Story





July 27, 2011

Impact of Dukes on Wage and Hour Claims Uncertain at Best

Employment Law Advisory for 7/27/2011 Full Story




July 6, 2011

As Economy Evolves, Importance of Protecting Trade Secrets Grows

Employment Law Advisory for 7/6/2011 Full Story


June 22, 2011

The Dukes v. Wal-Mart Opinion: A Significant Victory For Employers

Employment Law Advisory for 6/22/2011 Full Story










April 13, 2011

Rules Regarding Interns Loosening, But Wages Still Required in Many Cases

Employment Law Advisory for 4/13/2011 Full Story



March 30, 2011

EEOC Publishes Final Regulations Implementing ADA Amendments Act

Employment Law Advisory for 3/30/2011 Full Story


March 29, 2011

Prohibited Transferees Will Try Anything

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story


March 25, 2011

Proving Registration of Payable on Death (POD) Accounts

Trust & Estate Litigation Advisory Full Story



March 18, 2011

For Want of a Nail ... Neglecting the Small Things Can Impact a Deal

Capital Markets Advisory for 3/18/2011 Full Story


March 17, 2011

Employee Drug Testing: Sometimes You Should Just Say No

Employment Law Advisory for 3/17/11 Full Story



March 10, 2011

Understanding Employment At Will, Continued

Employment Law Advisory for 3/10/11 Full Story







February 9, 2011

SEC Proposes Changes to Definition of Accredited Investor

Capital Markets Advisory for 2/9/2011 Full Story




February 2, 2011

Déjà vu All Over Again- Court Finds Workers Misclassified

Employment Law Advisory for 2/2/11 Full Story


January 21, 2011

Employment Law Advisory for 1/21/2011

Our Annual Update of New Developments in Employment Law Full Story


January 13, 2011

Your HR To Do List As 2011 Begins

Employment Law Advisory for 1/13/11 Full Story


January 6, 2011

Employment Law Advisory for 1/6/11

Use of a Payroll Company Does Not Relieve Business of Obligations as an Employer Full Story


November 11, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 11/11/10

Barbie / Bratz Dispute Highlights Importance of Employment Contract and Policy Language Full Story


November 04, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 11/4/10

Trivedi Decision Calls Validity of Many Existing Arbitration Agreements Into Serious Question Full Story


October 20, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 10/20/10

Justice Department Requires Six High Tech Companies to Cease Non-Solicitation Agreements Full Story


October 14, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 10/14/10

What Not to Do: The Five Most Common Mistakes Behind Employment Lawsuits Full Story


September 29, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 9/29/10

Leaves of Absence: How to Avoid Two of the Basic Mistakes Full Story


September 15, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 9/15/10

Make Your Records Work for You: Basic Timekeeping Tips for Employers Full Story


September 01, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 9/1/10

Time is Money: Paying Employees to Wait or Be On Call Full Story


August 19, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 8/19/10

New Court Decision Increases Risk of Contractor Misclassification Claims Full Story


August 11, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 8/11/10

Google Decision Highlights- and Increases- Danger of “Stray Remarks” Full Story


August 04, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 8/4/10

New Court Decision Exposes Employers to Liability For Refusing to Hire or Employ Individuals Subject to a Covenant Not to Compete With a Former Employer Full Story


July 21, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 7/21/10

Take Reinstatement Obligations Seriously When Employees Conclude Leaves of Absence Full Story


July 06, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 7/6/10

Tips for Creating a Useful Policy Regarding Employee Use of Social Networking Sites Full Story



June 23, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 6/23/2010

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Examines Public Employer’s Right to Review Employee Text Mess ages on Pager Owned by Employer Full Story


June 09, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 6/9/10

Government Contractors Will Soon Be Required to Post Notice of Right to Organize Full Story


June 03, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 6/3/10

More Website Networking Headaches: Are Your Trade Secrets Being Compromised by Employees? Full Story


May 26, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 5/26/10

Supreme Court Decision Highlights Risks Created by Disparate Impact Discrimination Full Story


May 05, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 5/5/10

COBRA Subsidy Extended Yet Again Full Story


April 28, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 4/28/10

Dukes Decision Highlights Risk of Discrimination Suits Challenging Payroll Practices Full Story


April 20, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 4/20/10

New DLSE Opinion Letter Loosens Rules Regarding Unpaid Interns Full Story


April 14, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 4/14/2010

Health Care Law Includes Provision Requiring Employers to Accommodate Breastfeeding Full Story


March 17, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 3/17/10

Social Networking Websites Pose Risks for Both Applicants and Employers in Hiring Process Full Story


March 10, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 3/10/10

Are You Keeping Your Trade Secrets Safe? Full Story


March 03, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 3/3/10

Dotson v. Amgen: Employers Win a Dispute About Arbitration, but Should Still Weigh Pros and Cons of the Process Carefully Full Story


February 26, 2010

Capital Markets Advisory for 2/26/10

SEC’s Interpretive Release on Climate Change Disclosure Full Story


February 24, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 2/24/10

Federal Government Steps Up Scrutiny of Independent Contractor Classifications Full Story


February 17, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 2/17/10

Unemployment Appeals: Worth the Fight for Employers, or Not? Full Story


February 10, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 2/10/10

Evidence Preservation Duty Increasingly Important and Complex for Employers Full Story


February 03, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 2/3/10

And Now the Bad News: Your Exempt Employee’s Day Off May Not Really Be a Day Off Full Story


January 26, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 1/26/10

A Glass Half Full: DLSE Opinion Letter Helpful With Respect to Partial Day Absences by Exempt Employees, But Less So With Full-Day Absences Full Story


January 20, 2010

Employment Law Advisory for 1/20/10

HR Resolutions for 2010 Full Story


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