News & Events

OCTOBER 7TH, 2014

SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING

Kring & Chung is reminding California employers with 50 or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to supervisors and managers every two years. Employers must provide training to all employees who have "supervisory authority," which includes anyone who has independent authority to hire, transfer, demote, suspend, lay off, recall, discharge, assign, reward or discipline, or direct other employees. This could include employees that do not have a management title. New supervisors and managers must be trained within six months of being promoted to a supervisory position and, thereafter, every two years.

Kring & Chung provides this interactive AB 1825 (Cal. Gov. Code § 12950.1) compliance training at a very competitive rate and attorneys are available to conduct this training on-site.

If you have any questions or wish to schedule a training session contact Allyson Thompson.


SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2014

CALIFORNIA HR CONFERENCE 2014

On August 27, 2014, Kyle Kring and Laura Hess presented So You Received a Sexual Harassment Complaint, What Not to Do, a Trial Lawyer's Perspective to approximately one hundred attendees of the 2014 California HR Conference which took place at the Anaheim Convention Center. "The attendees were savvy human resources professionals looking for more than just the basics on how to conduct sexual harassment investigations," said Laura Hess. "We talked about what the HR staff can do at the investigation level that will really help the lawyers trying the case. Kyle and I have tried many sexual harassment cases, so we shared what juries care about and what they do not." We would like to thank those that attended the informative workshop and look forward to speaking at the conference in the future.

Our employment law group represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including advising and counseling to prevent costly litigation.


SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2014

ANDREW YUN JOINS KRING & CHUNG'S IRVINE, CA OFFICE

Kring & Chung would like to welcome Andrew Yun to the Irvine, CA office. Yun's practice focuses mainly on business and transactional matters. Yun provides an extensive range of services to his business clients including drafting and negotiating nondisclosure agreements, operational agreements, employment and consulting agreements, distributorship and licensing contracts, commercial leases, and all forms of mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliance arrangements. After graduating from Loyola Law School, Yun became well-versed in bankruptcy law while working as an extern and clerk.


SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2014

THREE PARTNERS NAMED "2014 TOP ATTORNEY" BY OC METRO MAGAZINE

Congratulations to Managing Partners, Kyle D. Kring and Kenneth C. Chung, and Partner, Laura C. Hess, on being named "Top Attorneys" in Orange County for 2014. Kring was recognized for his work handling construction matters, while Chung and Hess were recognized for their work handling employment and management matters. OC Metro has partnered with AVVO.com to spotlight the leading attorneys in Orange County. This is the second consecutive year Kring has received this distinction and the third year for Chung and Hess. The full article can be seen in the September 2014 issue of the magazine, or at www.ocmetro.com.


JULY 24TH, 2014

MICHELLE PHILO CHAIRS THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE FOR THE YLD

Michelle Philo is featured on the cover of the Orange County Lawyer magazine's July 2014 issue for her involvement in the Orange County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division ("YLD"). The YLD allows new attorneys up to their fifth year of practice to come together to exchange ideas, grow professionally, and also give back to the community.

As the Social Chair, Philo believes the relationships built through social networking as young lawyers develop into professional referral sources. Philo and her committee plan and execute social events including Day at the Races in Del Mar, happy hour mixers and the YLD annual holiday party.