Employee Handbook Acknowledgment Language Is Critical To Arbitration Enforcement

In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeals for the Second District affirmed the denial of an employer’s motion to compel arbitration in spite of the fact that the employee handbook contained a detailed arbitration clause.  The case is EsparzaRead More

California Supreme Court Finally Rules On Employee Seating Cases

The California Supreme Court finally weighed in today on the extent to which California wage orders require retail employers to providing seating for employees.  The decision is Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. The issue came to the Court via two classRead More

California Supreme Court reaffirms employee arbitration agreements.

The California Supreme Court in a unanimous decision in Baltazar v. Forever 21, Inc. Case No. S208345 (March 28, 2016) reaffirmed its decision in Armendariz v. Foundation Health, 24 Cal.4th 83 (2000), which is the case by which employee arbitration agreements have been measured inRead More

FLG Attorney Published In CAI Channel Islands Quarterly Magazine

FLG Attorney Brandon C. Fernald was recently published in the Community Associations Institute Channel Islands Chapter first quarter 2016 magazine.  The article discusses the impact of new legislation on homeowners association (HOA) rules governing the use of clotheslines.  With increasingRead More

Decision Reaffirms California Law Regarding Derivative Litigation Conflicts

The decision in Ontiveros v. Constable, D066412 (Cal. Ct. App. 4th Dist. Feb. 18, 2016), which was ordered published on March 14, 2016, reaffirms prior California case law concerning the inherent conflict in representing a corporation and a shareholder in aRead More

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