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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 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 could proceed with invasion of privacy claim despite absence of written disclosure
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2013

Melissa Ignat, who was employed in the Yum Real Estate Title Department, suffered from bipolar disorder. In connection with an absence related to her


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


Supreme Court approves denial of employee’s request for $871,000 in attorney’s fees
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2010

Over the course of six years, Robert Chavez, a Los Angeles Police Department officer, and his wife filed multiple lawsuits against the LAPD and other members of the LAPD, alleging a variety of claims involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation


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


California amends sexual harassment law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2013

Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 292 this week, amending the Fair Employment and Housing Act to allow an employee claiming sexual harassment to


Medical group partner could proceed with FEHA retaliation claim
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2012

Mary Fitzsimons is an emergency physician and a member of the California Emergency Physicians (“CEP”) partnership


Safeway assistant manager was misclassified as exempt from overtime pay
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2013

After she was terminated, Linda Heyen, a former assistant manager for Safeway, brought this action to recover unpaid overtime pay, asserting that