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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 CEO’s qui tam action was improperly dismissed under anti-SLAPP statute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

Michael Strathmann filed a qui tam complaint against his former employer Acacia in which he alleged insurance fraud


Porsche dealer may owe “finder’s fee” to salesperson
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

Alex Wald, who is in the business of “finding, buying and then selling again used Porsches,” found 11 Porsches for Truspeed (a car dealer), which Truspeed sold without paying Wald the finder’s fee


California enacts a raft of new employment legislation
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2015

The latest legislative session has just ended, and, true to form, the California Legislature has added more than a dozen new laws affecting employers


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


September 2015 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2015

Section 1725 of the California Labor Code defines "alien" as "any person who is not a born or fully naturalized citizen of the United States."


July 2015 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2015

Michaelin Higgins-Williams worked as a clinical assistant in Sutter's Shared Services Department. Higgins-Williams reported to her treating physician


January 2016 California Employment Law Notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2016

Jabari Jumaane, an African-American firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department, sued the City of Los Angeles for racial discrimination


Employee with bipolar disorder who threatened co-workers was not discriminated against on the basis of her disability
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2011

Linda Wills, who worked as a clerk for the Orange County Superior Court, was terminated from her employment after she told co-workers she was going to add them to her “Kill Bill” list and forwarded a cell phone ringtone to several people, including a co-worker, that said in a “shrieking directive”: “I’m going to blow this b_ _ _ _ up if you don’t check your messages right now!... F_ _ _ you!”