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By Anthony Raimondo
Dairies are taking greater control of employee performance and succeeding at creating a culture of high performance.
By Anthony Raimondo
On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued the highly anticipated decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court.
By Timothy Puin, Partner
It doesn’t matter whether a business oversees a fleet of vehicles or just one or two company cars. It doesn’t matter if an employee driver was in a MIST accident – minor impact, soft tissue – or a major pileup. All it takes is one lawsuit for a company to learn the hard way that there are some common misconceptions involving employee-operated automobiles on the job.
By Christina Tillman
Employees are entitled to various leaves of absence and time off work under both state and federal law.
By Timothy Buchanan
Federal trademarks are registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). That office also issues patents upon an extensive application and review process. Holders of these intellectual property rights might sit up and take notice if receiving emailed notifications appearing to be from the USPTO.
By Timothy Buchanan
A recent Ninth Circuit opinion again points up the need to draft arbitration clauses carefully and specifically, to capture the client's objectives in considering a suitable alternative forum to resolve disputes over the contractual relationship.
By Scott Chapman, MBA, CIPP
By now, it’s likely that most attorneys have figured out that unmasking an anonymous Internet speaker ("Anony") seems impossible.
By Anne Padgett
Searching for information on the Internet has become commonplace.
By Adam Stirrup
For those of you who have had any contact with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act recently, you understand the ridiculousness of the title of this article.
By Deborah Byron
Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), an employer is liable for failure to reasonably accommodate the known or perceived disability of an employee.
By Christina Tillman
As most California employers have learned by now, it is getting more and more difficult to own a business in California due to the ever-increasing employee-friendly laws that make "extortion" lawsuits convenient and perfunctory, even with the most justified of terminations.
By Anthony Raimondo
One of the most frequent problems that plague dairy producers is the abuse of workers’ compensation.
By Anthony Raimondo
Despite the fact that the card-check bill cleared the California legislature four times and was vetoed each time during Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration, it is back.
By Megan Pierce
A report this week from the Stanislaus County (Calif.) Farm Bureau indicates that Cal/OSHA is out in full force conducting its Heat Illness Prevention sweeps.
By Anthony Raimondo
With employment litigation now the fastest-growing area of U.S. lawsuits, turning a blind eye to human resource principles opens your dairy to the threat of costly legal action.