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Douglas J. Melton &
Dale A. Bellitto
California employers have long relied on severance and separation agreements to ensure an amicable...
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Shane M. Cahill
Since taking effect three years ago, an injunction by a federal district court has precluded enforcement of AB 51 with respect to arbitration agreements governed by the FAA.
Joe McMonigle Honored With Cal ABOTA 2023 Officers
The American Board of Trial Advocates, known as ABOTA, is an invitation only organization of the finest lawyers and judges in America.
The ordinance requires San Francisco employers with more than 100 employees worldwide to provide paid leave to employees for “public health
Unpaid Meal Period and Rest Break “Premium” Payments
Under the California Labor Code, employers must pay non-exempt employees a premium payment of one hour of pay for non-compliant meal periods or rest breaks...
On April 21, 2022, Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to approve the Third Readoption of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”).
AIA SF Chapter Awards Presidential Commendation to Long & Levit Partner Jennifer Suzuki
The AIA, SF Chapter, has bestowed a Presidential Commendation to Long & Levit Partner, Jennifer Suzuki.
OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Rules, Which Face Immediate Court Challenges
OSHA published its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing on November 5, 2021.
What California Employers Need to Know About The Federal COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Mandate
The Biden Administration has announced a mandate for private employers with more than 100 employees to require employees to be vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis.
Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Injunction Against California's Law on Mandatory Arbitration...
In the past few weeks, employers have been faced with an onslaught of confusing and often conflicting guidance regarding workplace COVID-19 restrictions.
As California employers prepare to reoccupy the workplace, the rules about basics like masking and social distancing can seem confusingly in flux
Effective March 29, 2021, Senate Bill 95 mandates that California employers with more than 25 employees provide up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for certain COVID-related absences in addition to paid time off...
The California Supreme Court allows an insurer to sue Cumis counsel to recover allegedly unreasonable and unnecessary defense fees and costs.