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Labor and Employment Law
The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) recently adopted amendments to the existing regulation on sex discrimination which address transgender identity and expression.
Insurance Coverage
In Montrose Chemical Corporation of California v. Superior Court, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision that has the potential to upend years of settled law and create confusion about when policyholders can tap into excess insurance for insurance claims that span multiple policy years.
Business Litigation
Last week, the Ninth Circuit in DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill (9th Cir. Sept. 12, 2017) confirmed that holders of non-exclusive copyright licenses lack standing to sue for infringement regardless of whether the licensee was also nominally assigned the legal title to the work.
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Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
May 31 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
May's key California employment law cases involve “on call” meal and rest periods, and employees working seven days a week.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
May 22 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The new year brought to San Francisco the most comprehensive parental leave law offered anywhere in the country.
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
May 16 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Attorneys Rod Sorensen and Matthew Lewis co-authored "Can I fire the Trump supporter who reports to me?" in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Article, Business Litigation
May 12 | Article, Business Litigation
From Fox News to United Airlines to the “Trump Effect,” consumer boycotts are trending. But when do boycotts actually work, and how should business owners react?
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 28 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s key California employment law cases involve wage and hour and discrimination issues.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 21 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The Los Angeles Bureau of Contract Administration recently published guidance, forms and notices relating to the new Los Angeles's new "Ban-the-Box" law.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 21 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On Monday, Arizona state senators approved legislation that, if signed into law, will give businesses at least thirty days to cure violations of the Arizonans with Disabilities Act before they can be sued.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 11 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The 2017 session of the Utah Legislature produced few bills affecting employment law; but two bills recently signed by the Governor and one bill that was not passed this year may have an impact on Utah businesses.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 07 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On April 4, 2017, an en banc decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal Court of Appeals to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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