Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
New Employment Laws for 2015 - Mandatory Paid Sick Leave - Labor Code Changes
Monday, July 21, 2014
AAA Gold Exchange Class Action : About This Case: Cuevas v. AAA Gold Exchange
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Lawyers Allowed to Review Jurors’ Social Media per ABA Ethics Opinion
“In the world outside of the Internet, a lawyer or another, acting on the lawyer’s behalf, would not be engaging in an improper ex parte contact with a prospective juror by driving down the street where the prospective juror lives to observe the environs in order to glean publicly available information that could inform the lawyer’s jury selection decisions,” the ABA’s formal opinion stated.
One of the more perplexing issues is that jurors can receive social media notifications that they have been searched, such as on LinkedIn. While the ABA deemed this to be ethically sound, its opinion cited a dissenting recent ruling on the matter. A decision by the New York City Bar Association in 2010 said that any notice sent to a potential juror about a search amounts to an unauthorized communication.
“The fact that a juror or a potential juror may become aware that the lawyer is reviewing his Internet presence when an ESM network setting notifies the juror of such review does not constitute a communication from the lawyer,” the ABA’s opinion said.
Not all states adopt the ABA's opinions and each State Bar Association publishes their own guidelines.
We try a lot of cases so we will watch California's reaction to this opinion closely.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The firefighter afraid of fighting fires loses his ADA claim
Monday, April 22, 2013
United States District Court Finds Meal and Rest Period Compensation is a Wage
This Court decision, though non-binding on California State Courts, has answered many questions that lawyers, employees, and employers have regarding meal and rest breaks. Normally California employers are required to pay premium pay for missed meal and rest periods. Employers looking to update their policies or have them reviewed to ensure they are in compliance should contact Quintilone & Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on seeking payment for missed meal and rest periods or off the clock work as well as reimbursement of business expenses and whether you have a potential claim please contact Quintilone & Associates at email@example.com
Thursday, August 02, 2012
PARTNERS CAN SUE THEIR PARTNERSHIP FOR RETALIATION UNDER FEHA
The Fitzsimons decision means that in contrast to Federal law, under California law partnerships face potential liability for retaliation against partners who report discrimination or harassment against employees.