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New IRS guidance on tax treatment of attorney’s fees
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2013

The IRS recently released a memorandum advising taxpayers on the proper tax characterization of attorney's fee payments in connection with a


Injuries from suicide attempt may be compensable under workers' compensation statute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2013

Two years after William Kealoha was injured when he fell 25 to 50 feet from a barge to a dry dock while working as a ship laborer, he shot himself in


Former employee was properly convicted for disrupting employer's computer system
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2013

A jury convicted Terry Childs of disrupting or denying computer services to an authorized user (his employer, the City and County of San Francisco


Company whose general counsel was responsible for $4 million default judgment was relieved under CCP 473
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

Maria Gutierrez filed a wage-and-hour class action lawsuit against G&M Oil Company, an operator of a chain of gas stations throughout California


March 2015 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2015

Avery Richey worked for Power Toyota Cerritos, part of the AutoNation consortium of automobile dealerships, for approximately four years before


Employee of independent contractor cannot sue company that hired contractor for negligence
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2011

US Airways uses a conveyor to move luggage at San Francisco International Airport


Employee terminated for refusing to sign disciplinary memo was disqualified from unemployment benefits
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2012

Craig Medeiros was terminated by his employer Paratransit for refusing to sign a disciplinary memorandum that was issued in connection with a prior incident of misconduct involving a customer


January 2015 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2015

Angela Aguilar who worked in a copper mine for approximately 11 months claimed she was sexually harassed, retaliated against, subjected to


Security guards' class action for unpaid meal breaks was properly certified
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2013

Muhammed Abdullah is a former employee of USSA, a private security guard company. Most of USSA's employees work at "single post" locations where no


Former employer's non-trade secret claims should not have been dismissed
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2013

Angelica Textile Services, a large laundry business, sued a new competitor in the laundry business and one of Angelica's former employees on a