Publications

February 2, 2017 |

CAUTION: Cybercriminals are Targeting Payroll & Human Resources Departments

Tax season is upon us and thieves seeking to make a quick buck have developed a scam that has proven effective. The deception is relatively simple. The cybercriminal uses a corporate officer’s name and e-mail address to request employee Forms ...

January 23, 2017 |

Employers Must Begin Using New Form I-9 by January 22, 2017

As employers know well, the Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for em...

January 13, 2017 |

New Employment Legislation for 2017

Employment Law Update New Employment Legislation for 2017 With the New Year comes new legislation affecting California employers. Below is a summary of the new laws for 2017 likely to impact your business. Wage-and-Hour Law Fair Pay A...

January 5, 2017 |

What San Francisco Employers Should Know About The City’s New Paid Parental Leave Law

Last year, San Francisco passed the Paid Parental Leave for Bonding with New Child Ordinance making it the first U.S. city to require that employees be provided with six weeks of fully paid leave to bond with a new child.  The ordinance will take...

December 30, 2015 | Law Alert

The Fourth District holds a parent who would have lost custody of her child despite alleged errors and omissions by her counsel could not show causation in a legal malpractice claim Johnneisha Kemper was represented by appointed county atto...

August 10, 2015 | Law Alert

Hartford Casualty Ins. Co. v. J.R. Marketing, LLC, 2015 WL 4716917 (August 10, 2015)

The California Supreme Court allows an insurer to sue Cumis counsel to recover allegedly unreasonable and unnecessary defense fees and costs.  J.R. Marketing, Noble Locks, and several of their employees, (J.R. Marketing”) were sued for inten...

August 6, 2015 | Law Alert

Coldren v. Hart, King & Coldren, Inc. (2015)239 Cal.App.4th 237

The Fourth District holds a shareholder in a non-derivative suit against a corporation does not have standing to disqualify an attorney representing another shareholder and the corporation, and there was no actual conflict of interest between the ...

July 21, 2015 | Law Alert

Law Offices of Marc Grossman v. Victor Elementary School District (2015) 238 Cal.App.4th 1010

The Fourth District holds attorney’s fees for self-representation are recoverable under the Public Records Act. The Law Offices of Marc Grossman sought, as a member of the public, the amount the school district spent to defend a claim. The C...

June 30, 2015 | Law Alert

Klotz v. Milbank Tweed (2015) 238 Cal.App.4th 133

The Second District holds the pre-filing gatekeeping statute against civil conspiracy claims alleging an attorney conspired with a client applied to bar non-client claims against an attorney. Adam Klotz, Richard Spitz, and Stephen Bruce formed...

June 29, 2015 | Law Alert

Finton Construction, Inc. v. Bidna & Keys, APLC (2015) _ Cal.App.4th _ , 2015 WL 3947116

The Fourth District applies the litigation privilege to dismiss a claim a law firm received stolen goods from its clients. Bidna & Keys, APLC (“B & K”) represented Michael Reeves in a dispute between Reeves and his business partner...

June 25, 2015 | Law Alert

Shaoxing City Maolong Wuzhong Down Products, LTD. et al., v. Keehn & Associates, APC et al. 2015 WL4452801

The Second District rules the legal malpractice one-year limitations period was triggered when an attorney missed a deadline, not when the underlying case settled.  Shaoxing City Maolong Wuzhong Down Products, LTD, (“Shaoxing”), a creditor...

June 24, 2015 | Law Alert

Castaneda v. Sup. Ct. (Perrin Bernard Supowitz) 2015 WL 3892154

The Second District concludes a firm is disqualified if one of its members previously received confidential information as a volunteer settlement officer, even if the firm establishes screening procedures. Jesus Castaneda sued his employer for ...