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California Employment Law Notes - January 2017
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2017

Jennifer Augustus filed this putative class action on behalf of all ABM security guards, alleging that ABM consistently failed to provide


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


Los Angeles’ New “Ban the Box” Ordinance Prohibits Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Their Criminal History
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2016

On December 9, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the “Fair Chance Initiative” into law. The new law, also referred to as the “Ban the Box”


Contractor May Be Entitled To Indemnity From Subcontractor For Injuries To Sub’s Employees
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2016

Aluma (the “Contractor”) was sued by employees of Nibbi Bros. (the “Employer”) for injuries sustained on the job. Contractor sued Employer for


November 2014 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2014

Navalimpianti USA, Inc. subpoenaed Google, Inc. to produce copies of email messages it had relating to one of Navalimpianti's former employees


Attorney-client and work product privileges were only partially waived
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2010

Rolando Hernandez alleged claims of race and national origin discrimination based on disparate treatment, retaliation, and a hostile work environment while he was employed as a mechanic in the Fire Shop of the City of Vancouver, Washington


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


May 2016 California Employment Law Notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2016

Luis Castro-Ramirez sued his former employer, Dependable Highway Express, Inc., for "associational disability discrimination," failure to prevent


Federal securities law preempts enforcement of California's forced-patronage statute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2013

In these four related class actions, plaintiffs (all former employees of large financial institutions) alleged that their firms' policies of