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Senate Bill 1241: New Legislation Requiring Employment Disputes to be Adjudicated in California Under California Law

It is common practice for employers to utilize forum selection and choice of law provisions in employment agreements in order to require employees to have employment-related disputes adjudicated outside of California and/or under the law of a state other than California. There are a myriad of compelling reasons an employer would seek to include such … Continue Reading

Avoid These Common Mistakes in Classifying Workers

The Department of Labor (DOL) has made it clear. Regardless of the reason, classification errors can be costly for employers, as the error often affects a number of employees having similar job titles and therefore lends itself to class treatment of the claim.  Furthermore, if you are on the unlucky end of a DOL audit, … Continue Reading

“Ban the Box” – California Employers Are Cautioned When Using Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions

By now, California employers are probably aware of the “Ban the Box” movement sweeping the nation. Lawmakers and government agencies aim to provide applicants with a fair chance at employment by eliminating conviction history inquiries in background checks, interviews, and applications.  Over 100 cities and counties nationwide have adopted similar initiatives to prevent employers from … Continue Reading

California Teacher Tenure Laws Upheld by Appellate Court

Overturning a trial court ruling, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that teacher tenure laws are constitutional in the case of Vergara v. State of California, decided April 14, 2016. The case involves nine public school students who challenged several provisions of California’s Education Code that govern K-12 public school … Continue Reading

Second Webinar Session Added: The California Fair Pay Act: Next Steps for Employers

Webinar Detail January 6, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST California’s amended Fair Pay Act, effective January 1, 2016, dramatically changes the law by making it easier for employees to bring and prove pay discrimination claims.  Employers should evaluate their pay practices and records now to prepare for these changes. This webinar will discuss: … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Named to California Lawyer’s California 50 List

National workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. has once again been selected for inclusion on California Lawyer’s 2015 California 50 List. The list is comprised of the Golden State’s largest law firms by headcount. In addition to showcasing firms with the largest presence in the state, the survey also discusses trends and changes in the … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Attorneys to Speak at Trade Secrets Issues: Ignore Them at Your Peril

Jackson Lewis Shareholder Mitchell F. Boomer will be speaking at Trade Secrets Issues: Ignore Them at Your Peril, hosted by the Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA), as well as sponsors Jackson Lewis P.C. and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Jackson Lewis Associate Stephanie Yang will be moderating the event, which will feature a light dinner and … Continue Reading

Sacramento Shareholder Named One of Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2015

National workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. congratulates Sacramento Shareholder David S. Bradshaw for being selected as one of the Sacramento Business Journal‘s Best of the Bar 2015. Attorneys named to the list will be honored at a cocktail reception this evening at The Mix Downtown. The journal designates local attorneys who are nominated by their peers and vetted by a … Continue Reading

California Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2016

National workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. congratulates the following California Shareholders for being named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers: Mark Attwood, Mia Farber, Michael A. Hood, Joel P. Kelly, Jay Adams Knight, Thomas G. Mackey, Fraser A. McAlpine, Mark S. Ross and Craig A. Schloss. Mark S. Ross was also named “Lawyer of the Year” … Continue Reading

You Won’t Want to Miss This! The California Workplace Law Breakfast Series End of Year Update

Employers with operations in California – from established corporations to emerging and startup companies – face unique challenges. California law often sets the national trend with employment law developments predating changes across the country. Our biannual breakfast series consists of interactive seminars offered throughout the Golden State aimed at helping participants learn about the latest … Continue Reading

California Court of Appeal Affirms Expense Reimbursement Award to Misclassified Employees

Four drivers who transported cargo from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles were misclassified as independent contractors and subjected to illegal paycheck deductions, a California Court of Appeal has held.  Garcia et al. v. Seacon Logix, Inc., No. B248227 (July 16, 2015) (unpublished).  This case reiterates a simple, yet important principle of employment … Continue Reading

Complimentary Silicon Valley Labor Seminar on September 9, 2015

Co-hosted by Juniper Networks and Jackson Lewis P.C., the Collaboratory Series offers interactive workshops designed to highlight “real life” compliance issues and solutions for employers. 2015 has been another year for groundbreaking new decisions and rules from the National Labor Relations Board. Not only did the “quickie election” rule go into effect on April 14th, … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Meets With Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco

On July 31, 2015, Associate Stephanie Yang met with Luo Linquan, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco. The meeting was conducted in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Chinese Technology and Business Association (SVCTBA) as part of a larger initiative to increase collaboration between the Chinese government and the U.S. … Continue Reading

Bay Area Employer 411: What You Need to Know About the New Laws on Equal Pay, Fair Scheduling and Slavery-Free Supply Chains

Jackson Lewis Shareholder Punam Sarad will serve as a panelist at the Bay Area Employer 411: What You Need to Know About the New Laws on Equal Pay, Fair Scheduling and Slavery-Free Supply Chains Conference hosted by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Department of Labor/Women’s Bureau, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and … Continue Reading

Los Angeles Associate Karen Eneas Presented with the National Bar Association’s 2015 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award

National workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. congratulates Los Angeles Associate Karen Eneas on receiving the National Bar Association’s 2015 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award. These prestigious awards recognize the nation’s top attorneys under 40 who demonstrate a variety of achievements in areas such as innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community involvement.… Continue Reading

You’re Invited: The California Workplace Law Breakfast Series End of Year Update

Employers with operations in California – from established corporations to emerging and startup companies – face unique challenges. California law often sets the national trend with employment law developments predating changes across the country. Our biannual breakfast series consists of interactive seminars offered throughout the Golden State aimed at helping participants learn about the latest … Continue Reading

Upcoming Event: San Francisco Formula Retail Worker Bill of Rights – Are You Safe?

San Francisco has added two ordinances with which employers must comply with beginning July 3, 2015. The San Francisco Formula Retail Labor Protections Ordinance* includes provisions which impact scheduling, on-call work, worker retention and time off for formula retail employees. Despite its name, the new law impacts many employers who are not in the retail … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis to Sponsor the California Minority Counsel Program’s Annual Conference

Jackson Lewis is proud to once again be a sponsor of the California Minority Counsel Program’s 26h Annual Business Conference taking place in October 2015 in Los Angeles. We celebrate CMCP’s 26-years of leadership promoting diversity in the legal profession by providing attorneys of color with access and opportunity for business and professional development. For … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis’ Sacramento Office Named to the Sacramento Business Journal’s Top Litigation Law Firms List

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that the Sacramento office has been named on the Sacramento Business Journal’s Top Litigation Law Firms List. The list features the area’s most prominent law firms. The list can be found here (subscription required).… Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis to Sponsor 12th Annual Valentine Run/Walk Benefiting Legal Services of Northern California

The firm’s Sacramento office is sponsoring the Legal Services of Northern California’s 12th Annual Valentine Run/Walk to take place in Sacramento on February 14, 2015. The event helps LSNC to continue its 57 year mission to help empower the poor and secure access to basic needs. Through special programs and advocacy, Legal Services of Northern California supports … Continue Reading

Upcoming Seminar: Immigration at Work: How Executive Action and Immigration Reform Affects Employers

More than 11 million people live in the United States without legal immigration status. That represents potentially over 6% of our workforce. The immigration debate is no longer about whether the immigration system is broken, but how to fix it. As the President’s executive action is being implemented and Congress’s immigration reform measures are being … Continue Reading

Rescheduled Event: Tomorrow and 1/6 in San Francisco

California Workplace Law Breakfast Series Fall/Winter Session: California Workplace Law Update In this session, our   speakers will address the legislative and case law developments from 2014 and   what you need to know in order to prepare for 2015. Private and public sector   corporate decision-makers with employee relations responsibilities – HR executives   … Continue Reading
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