Labor & Employment News
- Terminating Pregnant Employees Who Exceed Four Months of Disability Leave May Be Actionable Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (04/25/13)
- Whistle-blowers Beware: Employment Violations of a Charter City’s Municipal Law Are Not Within the Purview of Whistle-blower Statute Section 1102.5 (02/20/13)
- Employers Beware: Your Employee Handbook’s Arbitration Clause May Not be Enforceable (11/13/12)
- Court Affirms Government Employee’s Right to Bring Suit to Prevent Disclosure of Private Information (08/22/12)
- Need to Fill a Position? Determine Your Hiring Criteria (07/16/12)
- Employee Requests FMLA – Keep Your Commentary to Yourself (07/12/12)
- Heat Ramps Up In the West: Employers Take Note (07/10/12)
- Prevailing Wage Laws Do Not Apply to Charter Cities (07/05/12)
- FEHC Eliminated; Duties Transferred to DFEH (07/04/12)
- U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act (06/28/12)
Labor and Employment Cases
AcuSport Corp. v. Renda, et al.
Litigated against two former corporate employees where substantial claims of trade secret misappropriation, fraud in connection with computers, breach of duty of confidentiality, breach of contract, breach of duty of loyalty, and other causes of actions were asserted. After almost three years of extensive litigation, involving intricate components of computer forensic analysis and e-discovery, a favorable settlement agreement was entered.
Atlas Sales, Inc. v. Former Employee
This case involved claims for breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation against one of Atlas’ former employees who allegedly stole confidential business information, including trade secrets, marketing strategies, website meta tags, and customer and vendor information The former employee then used this information to directly compete with, and wrongly acquire business belonging to Atlas. The case settled. Defendant went out of business.
Escobar v. Pacific Broadband Technical Services
Represented corporation in this wage and hour claim. Defendant faced a claim for over two million dollars in unpaid overtime. Defeated plaintiffs’ efforts to obtain class action status and settled on extremely favorable terms.
Golden v. Pacific Maritime Association
This landmark labor law class action claim alleged violations of civil rights and reverse discrimination among casual longshore workers at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Representing over 200 male casual workers, the case successfully challenged the proposed extension of a 16-year-old consent decree that required the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to increase its female membership at the expense of more qualified male casuals.
Guerrero v. Bad Boy Bail Bonds
Represented corporation in this wage and hour claim. Defendant was facing a claim for a million dollars in unpaid overtime. Defeated plaintiffs’ efforts to obtain class action status and settled on extremely favorable terms.