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2012 Employment Law Update – March 20, 2012

Don’t be caught unaware by the 2012 changes to employment laws that could directly affect your Company! Knowledge about these new laws and those that are on the horizon are the key to minimizing and attempting to prevent workplace claims. Our experienced attorneys will navigate you through the latest court decisions, legislative amendments and proposed […]

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A Legion of New Employment Laws Ring in the New Year

Employers seeking to successfully navigate their way through 2012 are in for some significant changes in the employment law landscape. Compelled by these uncertain economic times, the California Legislature has enacted a myriad of laws ensuring the payment of wages, insulating most employment applicants from the impact of a negative credit score, and imposing stiff penalties on employers that willfully misclassify their employees as independent contractors.

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A JURY OF YOUR PEERS?

Most jury verdicts do not end up in the news.  Generally, they play out in courts across America with very little fanfare. No cameras, or reporters, no Nancy Grace. But every so often, and mostly in criminal cases, the jury’s verdict is so inconsistent with the court of public opinion that it becomes a headline […]

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Supplier of the Year (Class II)

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Court of Appeals finds e-mails from employee to attorney not protected by privilege

Employees should think twice before hitting the send button. The California Court of Appeals recently held that e-mails sent via an employee’s work e-mail account are not protected by the attorney-client privilege.

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2011 Employment Law Update

Don’t be caught unaware by the 2011 changes to employment laws that could directly affect your Company! Knowledge about these new laws and those that are on the horizon are the key to minimizing and, in many cases, preventing workplace claims. Our experienced attorneys will navigate you through the latest court decisions, legislative amendments and […]

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Timothy Lickness, Golden Eagle Insurance

Timothy Lickness, 63, joined Golden Eagle Insurance as its general counsel in 1998 and added that role with Liberty Northwest in 2008. Working in San Diego, he is also a vice president and assistant secretary for Liberty Mutual.

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The Fate of the ‘Stray Remarks Doctrine’

Employers are holding their breaths once again as they await the California Supreme Court’s decision in Reid v. Google Inc., expected in late August 2010. The already difficult legal landscape for California employers may become tougher to negotiate should the Supreme Court justices reject the "stray remarks doctrine," which has effectively prevented plaintiff employees from bringing tenuous cases of discrimination before a jury.

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Janice Brown – Super Lawyer 2010 Employment & Labor

Brown Law Group salutes the 2010 Southern California Super Lawyers, San Diego edition. For the fourth consecutive year, Super Lawyers has selected Brown Law Group’s founder Janice Brown as one of its top attorneys in 2010, under the practice area of Employment & Labor. The selection recognizes Ms. Brown’s continuing contributions to the field of […]

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Justices Weigh in on Employee Privacy Issues

Quon, the High Court must decide whether a reasonable expectation of privacy extends to text messages sent from a work issued paging device by an employee, and whether the employer’s review of the text messages was reasonable.

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