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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


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


Employee was bound by stipulated injunction that prohibited his solicitation of customers
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

In an underlying lawsuit, Wanke sued its former employees Scott Keck and Jacob Bozarth for misappropriation of trade secrets, among other things


Later CCP SEC. 998 settlement offer does not extinguish earlier offer
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2013

In this personal injury case, Raymond and Gloria Martinez sued Brownco Construction Co. for damages arising out of an electrical explosion that


Wrongful termination claim based upon workers’ compensation filing was properly dismissed
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

Michelle Dutra sued Mercy Medical Center for wrongful termination in violation of public policy based upon Cal. Labor Code 132a (prohibiting discrimination against an employee who has filed a workers’ compensation claim


Retailers' employee scheduling practices under increasing scrutiny
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

It is not news that retailers' employment practices have been under intense scrutiny by various government agencies. Hiring practices, wage rates


Employee recovers $131,000 for unpaid wages against former employer
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

Manuel Tabarrejo was employed as a caregiver by Princess Retirement Homes, Inc. (“PRH”). After Tabarrejo left his employment with PRH, he filed a


California (not Delaware) law governs CEO’s wrongful termination claim
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2012

Alexander Lidow, the former CEO of International Rectifier Corporation (“IR”), sued his former employer for wrongful termination in violation of public policy and several other claims arising from the termination of his employment


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