IN THIS ISSUE: EMPLOYMENT: New Employment Laws for 2016, FAMILY LAW: Why a Divorce Attorney is a Good Investment
The statistics vary, but it is noted that between 60 and 70% of the litigants in Family Court (the courts that process divorces and other family law matters) are self-represented, meaning they do not have an attorney.
This law makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to retaliate or otherwise discriminate against a person for "requesting" an accommodation for a physical or mental disability or religious belief or observance, regardless of whether the request was granted.
IN THIS ISSUE: EMPLOYMENT: Two New Laws Significantly Affecting Piece Rate Employers. EMPLOYMENT: How a Detailed Job Description Can Prevent Violation of California’s New Fair Pay. FAMILY LAW: When Spouses are Living “Separate and Apart” for Purposes of Determining When the Community Estate Stops Accumulating.
When Spouses are Living “Separate and Apart” for Purposes of Determining When the Community Estate Stops Accumulating
The California Supreme Court has defined the rule as to when a couple is considered separated for purposes of cessation of community property.
The California legislature recently passed two bills that were significantly amended late in the legislative session.
California has historically proven itself a leader in progressing women’s rights and was one of the first states to adopt a statewide Equal Pay Act.
IN THIS ISSUE: Requests for Admission- A Back Door to Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in Personal Injury Cases, When Howell V. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. (“Howell”) Meets the Uninsured Plaintiff
Piece Rate employees are paid by the specific tasks they complete rather than on an hourly or salary basis, although mixed hourly and production bonus plans are legally permissible.
Let it Fall! – Court of Appeals Precludes Recovery of Preventive Costs under Standard Homeowners Insurance Policy
In Grebow v. Mercury Insurance, published on October 23, 2015, the Court of Appeals rejected a homeowners’ claim that an implied duty to reimburse costs incurred by the homeowner to prevent an insurable loss is imposed on a homeowners’ insurance carrier.