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Stone | Dean’s Firm Summer Outing 2017 Last week, our staff got together and brought out their inner-Picasso at Paint Night, hosted at Chablis Food + Wine in Tarzana. This year’s annual firm summer outing featured great wine and appetizers as well as some even greater painting! Everyone was instructed on how to recreate a beautiful …


Stone | Dean Staff Summer 2017 This summer we asked our wonderful support-staff and attorneys to share their summer with the world! Leading up to our firm outing last Friday, everyone took part in decorating our break room with their summer photos. Awards were given for the best photos, and voted on by office staff. …



Experience Modifier (X-Mod) Changes coming to California Employers, January 1, 2017 By Ben Green From the Desk of Kristi Dean: Clients and friends, though I have been practicing law for over three decades and managing a business for many of those years, I still have a hard time understanding  how workers compensation premiums are calculated.  …


PERSONAL INJURY/PREMISES LIABILITY/DANGEROUS CONDITION Gregory E. Stone and Angela M. Jones represented Ralphs’ Grocery Company in the case of Eric Guinea v. Ralphs’ where plaintiff claimed Ralphs (dba Food 4 Less) violated its policy by failing to maintain a restroom he allegedly slipped in. After 2 hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict for the …


An accused stalker who opted to represent himself at trial after firing three lawyers had his conviction reversed on appeal last year because the judge didn’t warn him on the record about the danger of doing so. Anthony McCrory is seeking a new attorney, arguing that his court-appointed lawyer is Satan. At a Monday hearing, …


Starbucks is being sued by two California residents who claim the coffee chain knowingly under-fills its lattes. Siera Strumlauf and Benjamin Robles have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Starbucks lattes stating that the beverages are “approximately 25% under-filled” based on the sizes listed on the company’s menu, reports Eater. The …


Too Little, Too Late: Governor Clarifies Some Portions of the Paid Sick Leave Law By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. California employers and employment attorneys have been scrambling to ensure existing PTO and paid sick leave policies were as compliant with the perplexing new paid sick leave law as possible before the July 1, 2015 effective date.  …


Sweeping Decree by Federal Agency Declares McDonald’s to be a Joint Employer with Its Franchisees By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is a federal agency vested with the power to prevent and remedy violations of the National Labor Relations Act committed by employers and unions. The NLRB investigated allegations that some …


Wait, Who Pays for BYOD to Work? By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. A California Court of Appeal recently ruled that when an employee “must” use their personal cell phones for work-related calls, the employer is responsible for reimbursing the employee a “reasonable percentage” of his/her cell phone bill — regardless of whether the employee or a …

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