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June 14, 2017

Shane Cahill and HireMojo to give Webinar Presentation on Sexual Harassment Issues on June 21, 2017

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Senior Counsel Shane Cahill will be presenting with HireMojo in webinar presentation covering Sexual Harassment in the workplace. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. PST and will cover issues such as:  Who is liable?  What Qualifies as Traditional Harassment?  Unusual & shocking examples that other companies […]

February 2, 2017

CAUTION: Cybercriminals are Targeting Payroll & Human Resources Departments

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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 W-2, Social Security Numbers, and/or income information from company payroll or human resources departments. Armed […]

January 13, 2017

New Employment Legislation for 2017

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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 Act – AB 1676 & SB 1063: California’s Equal Pay Act has always prohibited an employer from paying […]

March 18, 2015

Amis v. Greenberg Traurig LLP (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 331

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Download Publication  The Second District rejects a non-statutory exception to mediation privilege for attorney-client communications made in mediation. John Amis sued Greenberg Traurig, LLP for malpractice after he signed a settlement agreement that converted his company’s corporate liabilities into his personal liabilities. The agreement was reached in mediation over a breach of contract dispute and […]

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March 18, 2015

Amis v. Greenberg Traurig LLP (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 331

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The Second District rejects a non-statutory exception to mediation privilege for attorney-client communications made in mediation. John Amis sued Greenberg Traurig, LLP for malpractice after he signed a settlement agreement that converted his company’s corporate liabilities into his personal liabilities. The agreement was reached in mediation over a breach of contract dispute and required Amis, […]

February 25, 2015

Employment Law Update

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Second District Court of Appeal rules that California law does not require employers to relieve employees of all duties during rest periods. On January 29, 2015, the Second District Court of Appeals in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. (Case Nos. B243788 & B247392) held that, unlike meal breaks, California law does not require employers […]

January 30, 2015

Employment Law Update

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New Employment Legislation for 2015Employment Law Update 2015 As typical, 2015 brings with it new legislation affecting California employers.  Below is a summary of the new laws likely to impact your business. Wage-and-Hour Law AB 1897:  Under this law, employers that contract for labor may be held liable to the labor contractor’s employees for the […]

January 14, 2015

CALIFORNIA’S NEW PAID SICK LEAVE LAW

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Starting on July 1, 2015, California will become the second state in the nation (Connecticut was first) to require employers to provide paid sick leave.  This Update answers some of the most frequently asked questions about California’s paid sick leave law, which is known as the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522, […]

July 21, 2014

Namikas v. Miller (2014) 225 Cal.App.4th 1574

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The Second District holds the causation element of a legal malpractice action requires a plaintiff to establish there would have been a more favorable outcome in the underlying action “but for” the lawyer’s alleged negligence.  Paul Miller represented Alexander Namikas in his divorce.  The couple’s settlement included a permanent monthly spousal-support payment, calculated using a […]

July 21, 2014

Namikas v. Miller (2014) 225 Cal.App.4th 1574

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Download Publication The Second District holds the causation element of a legal malpractice action requires a plaintiff to establish there would have been a more favorable outcome in the underlying action “but for” the lawyer’s alleged negligence.  Paul Miller represented Alexander Namikas in his divorce.  The couple’s settlement included a permanent monthly spousal-support payment, calculated […]

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