Employers Beware: Overtime Wages Must Be Paid to Salaried Employees

On September 30, 2012, Assembly Bill No. 2103 was signed into law, amending…


Construction

The Perils of Acting as an "Owner-Builder"

With the economy starting to show signs of life, many homeowners are beginning…


California Courts Narrowly Construe Covenants Not to Compete

As mentioned previously in this space, over the last several years California…


Circumventing Workers Compensation Preemption

Recently, one of our clients was sued by an allegedly negligent third party…


JURORS GONE WILD! Emotions Run Amok?

Recently, a California jury awarded a fired employee a stunning $167.7 million,…


Warning to Contractors and Material Suppliers: Your Workers' Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Wealth

A flooring contractor was found to have negligently caused a fire that damaged…


Terminated Employee

Fired Employee's Lawsuit Dismissed After Employer Discovers Fake Social Security No.

In light of the recent decision in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co, 198 Cal.App.4th…


Professional employee

Law Clerk Claims Not to be a "Professional," Loses Appeal

Thanks to the recent decision in Zelasko-Barrett v. Brayton-Purcell, LLP,…