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Piece Rate Update

On October 20, 2015, Managing Partner, Kyle Kring met with Christine Baker, the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, which oversees DLSE, and her Special Counsel, on behalf of and with CalPASC members to discuss the new legislation affecting piece rate pay. Recently enacted AB 1513 will have a significant effect on employers who pay employees on a piece rate basis. We were able to obtain some guidance from the Director and her Special Counsel on some of the critical issues in the bill. Every business with a piece rate compensation plan should immediately consult with counsel to discuss the effect of AB 1513 and SB 588. 

Travis Meltzer Joins Our Las Vegas Office

Kring & Chung, LLP would like to welcome Travis Meltzer to its Las Vegas, NV office. Mr. Meltzer's practice areas include business litigation, construction, insurance, personal injury and products liability. He graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.S.B.A. in Business Management and a Minor in Business Law. In 2014, he received his law degree from Arizona Summit Law School. To view Mr. Meltzer's full profile, click here.

Welcome New Associate Erin Tramontano

Kring & Chung, LLP is pleased to announce that Erin Tramontano has joined our San Diego, CA office where she focuses on business litigation, construction and insurance. Ms. Tramontano graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies. In 2011, she received her Juris Doctor from California Western School. To view Ms. Tramontano's full profile, click here.

Welcome New Associate Alyssa Chan

Kring & Chung, LLP would like to welcome Alyssa Chan to the Irvine, CA office. Ms. Chan's practice areas include business transactions, business litigation and construction defect litigation. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Ms. Chan earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Chapman University School of Law.

2015 Rising Star

Kring & Chung, LLP is proud to announce that Allyson K. Thompson has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2015 Rising Star for the third consecutive year. Super Lawyers is a rating service of up-and-coming outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have reached a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.

Mrs. Thompson's practice consists of employment issues, including sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour litigation, and advises employers on how to avoid employment related litigation. She represents individuals and small and large businesses in all aspects of civil litigation. This includes representing employees and defending employers, in lawsuits, class actions, mediations, arbitrations and Labor Commissioner hearings. She also provides counseling to businesses to avoid litigation, including drafting policies, employee handbooks, and providing sexual harassment training.

Mrs. Thompson is a frequent presenter on a wide variety of employment topics and is currently serving as President-Elect of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association and formerly served as the Vice President, Secretary and Board Member.

To view Allyson K. Thompson's profile click here.

Paid Sick Leave and Piece Rate Pay Updates

Kyle Kring and Allyson Thompson of our Irvine office recently presented webinars focusing on paid sick leave and piece rate pay to members of CALPASC.

The paid sick leave webinar covered important items relating to the implementation of California's paid sick leave law (AB 1522). Participants received vital information pertaining to options to provide the benefit and associated timelines, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.

The piece rate pay webinar provided best practices and discussed ways to avoid potentially costly pitfalls relating to piece rate pay.

Employers are strongly encouraged to contact Kyle Kring or Allyson Thompson to ensure they are complying with the piece rate pay system as well as the new paid sick leave law.

California HR Conference - Job Descriptions

Kyle Kring and Laura Hess will present, "Job Descriptions - They Are More Important Than You Might Think," at the 2015 California HR Conference taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center on Monday, August 31, 2015 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

During the session, you will learn the importance of job descriptions as it relates to ADA claims, wage and hour claims (exempt/non-exempt), harassment and discrimination claims, and worker's compensation claims. Attendees will learn about important information that should be included in job descriptions and the reasons for it. The presenters will also discuss practical advice for formulating job descriptions and updating them on a regular basis along with their use as a teaching and evaluation tool for annual or regular performance reviews.

Our attorneys have represented employers in all aspects of employment law. They defend employers against claims for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, disability and age discrimination, failure to accommodate whistleblower, gender discrimination, misclassification and unpaid wages. For more information about the conference, click here.

Kring & Chung Attorneys attend Epic Invitational Golf Tournament

Managing Partner, Kyle D. Kring and John Schroeder attended the Epic Invitational benefiting The Joyful Child Foundation-In Memory of Samantha Runnion. The foundation is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities. The tournament, which took place at Dos Lagos Golf Course in Corona, raised nearly $30,000 to support the foundation. To view Epic Insurance Brokers press release for the tournament, please click here

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Jon J. Carlston Joins the Las Vegas, Nevada Office

Kring & Chung would like to welcome Jon Carlston to the Las Vegas, Nevada office. His litigation-based practice focuses in the areas of commercial, property, landlord/tenant, personal injury, and family law disputes. Mr. Carlston began his law career as a judicial law clerk for a number of Clark County, Nevada, judges before moving on to private practice. Mr. Carlston handles all facets of case management and litigation, including mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal. He is accomplished at litigating a wide variety of cases for both businesses and individuals. 

2015 Global Awards Recipient

Corporate LiveWire has selected Kring & Chung, LLP as a 2015 Global Awards recipient in the area of Labor and Employment.

The Global Award recognizes businesses that display excellent standards and incredible performance across the globe. Corporate LiveWire's team of journalists work to provide business professionals and individuals in the corporate and business community with information on the latest news and developments around the world.

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