Employers Beware - Potential Liability for Serving Alcohol at Holiday Parties

Most companies reward their employees with a holiday party, intended to promote…


Professional employee

U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Body-Blow To Employee Class Action Litigation

Employers seeking to avoid class action litigation should be encouraged by the…


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…