ARTICLES

ARTICLES

Information and views from the Brown Law Group. A listing of articles and perspectives authored by our staff attorneys, current issues of interest and developments in the labor and employment fields.

Gain knowledge about recently enacted legislation and new case law, both state and federal through these informative articles.

HOW TO HAVE A CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATION ON #METOO WITH THE C-SUITE

Practice Tips Define what #MeToo is as it applies to the workplace; Have an open, constructive conversation about #MeToo without blame or judgment; Have Human Resources update policies to address Read More >>

SALARIES SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS: THE NINTH CIRCUIT ELIMINATES EMPLOYER USE OF PRIOR SALARY HISTORY AS A JUSTIFICATION FOR LOWER PAY

By Jordan R. Turner | Associate, Brown Law Group Practice Tips Avoid all inquiries into a candidate for hire’s salary history; Do not rely on an applicant’s salary history unless it was Read More >>

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ANNOUNCES NEW TEST FOR DETERMINING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS IN WAGE & HOUR CONTEXT

By Noah J. Woods, Partner On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, announcing a new test for determining whether a Read More >>

Achilles Healing

Janice P. Brown

Over four years ago, I tore my Achilles heel while in a boot camp class. There I was: over 50, huffing and puffing next to a young, nimble woman in her early 20s and my ego wanted to move to her Read More >>

PAGA, ANYONE?

Tara Jacobson & Jimmy Alamillo

Our great State of California often sets the national standard on various social, economic and political fronts. One example of this is California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) (Cal. Read More >>

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 Read More >>

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 Read More >>

Executive Profile – Stacy Fode

San Diego Business Journal

Stacy L. Fode is a partner and attorney at Brown Law Group, a boutique business litigation law firm specializing in employment law. The firm practices preventive law, which means that whenever Read More >>

BALANOMICS

Brown Law Group salutes BALANOMICS in its commitment to improve work/life balance, profitability, and productivity in the profession by enhancing the retention, promotion, and professional Read More >>

The $500,000 Question

bizSanDiego Magazine

No investment is a sure thing. But as every good business owner knows, without risk there’s no reward. If you had $500,000 to invest, what would you do with it? Would you make a personal Read More >>