VACATION AND LITIGATION

With summer in full swing, many employees are taking vacations with their families. Meanwhile, Human Resources managers are checking leave balances. As the Court of Appeal recently reiterated in the case of Owen v. Macy’s, the law does not require that an...

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT EMPLOYMENT LAW DECISIONS: 2008-2009 TERM

Every year, the California Supreme Court decides cases that affect the workplace. Here are some of the most important employment law opinions since our last update in July 2008. “Limited” Noncompete Agreements Rejected: Edwards v. Arthur Andersen...

‘RICCI’ AND A HARD PLACE

When is it lawful under anti-discrimination laws for an employer to intentionally discriminate against members of one protected class, to avoid a disparate impact claim by individuals in another protected group? The U.S. Supreme Court addressed that question in Ricci...

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT EMPLOYMENT LAW DECISIONS 2008-2009

The United States Supreme Court decided several significant employment law cases during the 2008 Term. The Court’s opinions addressed the validity of service fees charged by unions to nonmembers, the scope of Title VII’s anti-retaliation protections,...

CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIFER SHAW!

Jennifer Shaw has been named by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in California for 2009. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.
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