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PAGA CLAIMS GET A BOOST FROM STATE’S HIGHEST COURT

The California Supreme Court has just “upped the ante” in the discovery phase of PAGA litigation. In Williams v. Superior Court, the court by unanimous decision, held that PAGA plaintiffs have the same broad discovery rights to obtain the names and contact information of other California employees that they would have if the case was filed as a class action. The court also ruled that plaintiffs are permitted to seek the contact information for their fellow “aggrieved employees” at the outset of their lawsuit, without a showing of good cause for the potentially private information. The court remarked that “nothing in the characteristics of a PAGA suit . . . affords a basis for restricting discovery more narrowly” than in non-PAGA class actions.

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BROWN LAW GROUP TO RECEIVE THE CITY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION’S 2016 BUSINESS DIVERSITY AWARD

City Human Relations Commission Announces 2016 Awardees ANNUAL RECOGNITION AWARDS PRESENTATION WILL BE HELD ON NOV. 16 SAN DIEGO – The City of San Diego Human Relations Commission today announced the recipients of its 2016 Recognition Awards, honoring the accomplishments of several prominent community members. The awards are presented annually to individuals and organizations that […]

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SAN DIEGO EMPLOYERS: ARE YOU READY FOR THE MINIMUM WAGE AND SICK LEAVE CHANGES MANDATED BY PROP I?

San Diegans will head to the polls on June 7, 2016 to vote on the passage of several propositions, including Proposition I. This measure is on the ballot to allow voters to decide whether to keep or reject the City Council’s “Earned Sick Leave –Minimum Wage Ordinance,” which was approved by the Council in 2014. […]

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BROWN LAW GROUP PROUDLY WELCOMES DIVERSITY FELLOW KEVONNA AHMAD

Brown Law Group, a San Diego-based law firm that specializes in representing businesses in a wide range of employment matters and commercial litigation, is proud to announce that it has been invited to participate in the San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship Program and that it will welcome Diversity Fellow and first-year law student, […]

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DEATH, TAXES AND NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS REGARDING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

The old saying goes, “there are two things that you can’t avoid – death and taxes.”  Despite that sage advice, many employers, well intentioned though they may be, have attempted to save money by classifying employees as independent contractors, to avoid paying taxes. However, just because a company hires a worker as an independent contractor […]

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SPRING IS HERE AND IT’S TIME TO CLEAN OUT YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS (AND EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK)

When is the last time you looked through your kitchen cabinets and cleaned out expired cans of food?  If you are like me, it was a few years ago.  My wife and I recently tackled this chore and it was quite an educational moment.  For starters, I was shocked to learn just how many cans […]

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BROWN LAW GROUP WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATES

Brown Law Group, a leading business litigation firm that specializes in all aspects of employment law and business litigation, is pleased to announce that Robert D. Wilson III and Travis K. Jang-Busby have joined the firm as Associate Attorneys. Wilson comes to Brown Law Group from Gordon & Rees where he served as senior counsel. […]

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Gender Discrimination In The Workplace

Gender discrimination in the workplace is something, even in this day and age, that still happens. Listen as Stacy Fode provides tips for individuals and businesses in this interview from KSON, Easy 98.1 and FM94/9.  

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EMPLOYERS BEWARE: RECENT NLRB CHANGES IMPACT EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS

Employers large and small are familiar with the concept of employee handbooks as standard communication devices in many American workplaces.  Handbooks typically describe the company and its business, set standards of conduct, and establish or diminish employee expectations regarding the employment relationship. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board has sparked intense conversation regarding the legality […]

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MCCA Announces Expansion of Board Leadership

Leading Attorneys Bring Pivotal Experience and Influence Needed to Advance MCCA’s Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Today the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced the newest members to its Board of Directors: Ricardo A. Anzaldua of MetLife, Inc., Sandra Leung of Bristol-Myers Squibb, H. Gwen Marcus of Showtime Networks Inc., Suzan A. Miller of Intel Corporation, […]

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