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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


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


Attorney was properly denied precertification discovery to find a new class representative
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 1 2012

Putative class representative Obaidul H. Pirjada filed a complaint on behalf of himself and a putative class of all security guards who had been employed in California by Pacific National Security, Inc. during the preceding four years


Raising wages by tightening the white-collar overtime exemptionsthe President’s initiative
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2014

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, President Obama gave a short press conference and signed a Presidential Memorandum aimed at "updating and modernizing"


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


Physician's wrongful termination and discrimination claims were properly dismissed
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

John Nesson sued the hospital where he had been employed as a radiologist after the medical executive committee terminated his contract


May 2015 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

Loring Winn Williams sued the District for employment discrimination in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"). The


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


$300,000 in punitive damages upheld in sexual harassment case despite nominal damages award
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

State of Arizona v. ASARCO LLC, 2014 WL 6918577 (9th Cir. 2014) (en banc) Angela Aguilar who worked in a copper mine for approximately 11 months


Employment screening business had right to republish Megan’s Law information
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

William Mendoza sued ADP Screening and Selection Services, Inc. (“SASS”) for violations of Penal Code 290.4 and 290.46, the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and declaratory relief based upon SASS’s apparent disclosure to a prospective employer of information uncovered during a background check conducted on Mendoza, indicating his status as a registered sex offender listed on the Megan’s Law website