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Employee Absences to Attend Protests Might Be Protected Activity By Robyn M. McKibbin, Esq. This article was originally written for Stone | Dean’s At Issue Newsletter. You can find the original & full edition of At Issue Summer 2017 here. Edit, 8/18: With protests flaring up and turning violent around the Nation (notably in Charlottesville, VA), many have …


Why Millennials Need to be In Your Business Plans Already By Matthew Harvey Millennials (and younger generations as a whole) probably receive more attention than you think they deserve. People talk about how Millennials are awesome; people talk about how Millennials suck. Some think we’re doomed because of them; others think they’ll save the world. The truth is neither here …


March Legal Roundup By Matthew Harvey & Marleigh Green Only the best news in Business, Employment, Insurance, and Law from California and around the globe. Business Modern Appealing Clothing, a fashion boutique based in San Francisco, California, has filed a lawsuit against first daughter Ivanka Trump’s brand for unfair competition. “Citing California law, the suit …


Mediation: Dispute Resolution Without the Courtroom By Marleigh Green What is Mediation? Mediation is a process by which two people (“the parties”) involved in a dispute meet with a third-party neutral (“the mediator”) to try and come to a resolution. Sometimes mediations—such as in divorce cases—are court-ordered, where a judge will require the two parties to …


February Legal Roundup The most important headlines in business, employment, and insurance from California and around the Globe. By Matthew Harvey Business — 1) Los Angeles City Council decriminalizes street vendors; Board of Public Works to regulate & issue permits “We look forward to working with the Council and city staff to ensure any new …


CALI[FAIR]NIA By Kori Macksoud, Law Clerk A few years ago, the California State Legislature signaled it would take a very aggressive approach toward eliminating unfair pay practices and indeed it has!  In late September, Governor Brown signed off on several important bills of great significance to employers and employees alike.  Beginning January 1, 2017, additional …


Calling All Employers: Don’t Be This Guy! By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. This article was originally written for Stone | Dean’s At Issue Newsletter, Fall 2016. You can find the entire issue, as well as our library of past At Issues, by visiting the link here: http://stonedeanlaw.com/media/newsletter/ Stone | Dean recently obtained a six-figure arbitration award on behalf of a wrongfully terminated …


January Legal Recap A round-up of the some of the most important updates in law and business from California and around the country. By Matthew Harvey, Marketing Coordinator Business — 1) The Kroger Company to add 10,000 permanent positions, reports 3% 2016 workforce growth http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kroger-employement-idUSKBN1571NU 2) Department of Health reports 28% of Affordable Care Act …


The City of Los Angeles Increases Paid Sick Leave Benefits By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Important Legal Update for Employers: The City of L.A. enacted an ordinance requiring 48 hours of paid sick leave per year, doubling California’s recent sick pay law. It was enacted as an amendment to the City’s minimum wage ordinance. Unlike the …


Employers: Have You Hired Someone Recently?   Our guest-blogger, Immigration Attorney Ajay S. Thakkar, Esq., has some important information you might need to know!   Keep Your I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) Up To Date: In order to comply with United States law, an employer must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they …