Homeowners who are “upside-down” on their loans and want to avoid foreclosure recently received a tremendous benefit from California Governor Jerry Brown.
One remedy for a subcontractor is to recover against the insolvent contractor’s surety bond.
In the most important job-bias case in a decade, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, the U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed a class action lawsuit of 1.5 million female employees suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for gender-based employment discrimination.
The United States Department of Labor recently launched its first smartphone application–one that will arguably lead to more wage and hour lawsuits by employees.
On June 2, 2011, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District held in United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) v. Allen, 2011 DJDAR 8073 that Labor Code Section 226.7 allows for two premium payments per work day, one for failure to provide a meal break and one for failure to provide a rest break.
This article will provide an overview of the divorce process (more properly referred to as “dissolution”). The general process is the same, whether the divorce is amicable (uncontested) or litigated (contested).
In a potentially far-reaching decision affecting wage/hour and other class action litigation brought against employers, the United States Supreme Court has held in the case of AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion et ux. (2011) 131 S.Ct. 1740, that an arbitration agreement may legally require a waiver of the right to assert class action claims in arbitration.