Publications

DO I HAVE TO LET AN EMPLOYEE TAKE A MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE?

You receive a doctor's note stating that one of your employees is receiving medical treatment, cannot work, and is expected to be unable to work for several months. Do you have to hold the employee's job open for him?

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SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS DURING DIVORCE

It's that time of the year again. Lights are being put up on rooftops, stores crowd with shoppers buying presents, and holiday planning for family gatherings begin. The holiday season is usually an occasion of festive and happy times.

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ANOTHER IMPORTANT SIR DECISION

The recent California case of American Safety Indemnity Co. v. Admiral Insurance Co. (2013) 220 Cal. App. 4th 1, confirms that policy language must be unambiguous when an insurer seeks to limit its obligations under an insurance policy.

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EMPLOYER DRIVES AWAY FROM LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYEE'S USE OF EMPLOYER'S CAR

A California Appellate Court recently ruled in Baker v. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. that an employer could not be found vicariously liable for injuries its employee sustained while driving a company car on personal business.

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WHY SOCIAL MEDIA SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING A DIVORCE

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media websites have become an integral part of how people interact with one another in today's culture.

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EVENT DATA RECORDERS AND AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT LITIGATION

As technology continues to develop, cars are increasingly more computerized each year. One of the main developments over the past decade has been the installation of "Event Data Recorders" (EDR) in modern motor vehicles.

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AN UNPAID SELF-INSURED RETENTION

Earlier this year the United States District Court, Southern District of California, issued a decision that will undoubtedly influence the issue of self-insured retentions ("SIR's") and insurance coverage in our state.

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