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“No!”  This is the simple answer to whether businesses should force employees to sign COVID-19 liability waivers before returning to the workplace.   Months after our national economy ground to a halt, some parts of the country are returning to work.  Some employers have attempted to insulate themselves from tort liability for COVID-19 related infections by …


Earlier today, the Supreme Court declared that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“CRA”) protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination. In what is hailed as a major victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workers, the justices said the CRA’s ban on job discrimination on the basis of “sex” can be read to forbid …


As a follow up to our recent blog on the issue, on January 16, 2020, Judge Benitez granted the Plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction in the California Trucking Association v. Attorney General Xavier Becerra matter (“CTA matter”).  This precludes California’s Attorney General from enforcing AB-5 against any motor carrier operating in California until final …


What Employers Need to Know About “Ban the Box” (Assembly Bill No. 1008) By Kori Macksoud, Esq. In California, nearly one in three adults have an arrest or conviction record that can significantly undermine their efforts to obtain gainful employment. Experts have found that employment is essential to reducing recidivism, that people with criminal records …


Stone | Dean Honored as a 2018 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles Stone | Dean Law is proud to announce our selection as a Best Place to Work in Los Angeles, 2018. The awards ceremony and program was created in conjunction with Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) and Best Companies Group. The rankings and …


Working After Clocking-Out: California Supreme Court Rules Against Starbucks, Holds Regularly Occurring Work Time is Compensable By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Douglas Troester is a former shift supervisor for Starbucks Corporation. He sued Starbucks on behalf of himself and other non-managerial employees who performed closing tasks from mid-2009 to October 2010. Starbucks’ software required Troester to …


New ABC Independent Contractor Test Will Likely Spur More Wage & Hour Class Actions By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Labor laws and regulations govern employees’ wage rates, work hours and other working conditions. Employees are also subject to various federal and state payroll taxes. Independent contractors, however, are not entitled to the protections of the wage …


January Legal News Roundup By Marleigh Green & Matthew Harvey All the best news in California, Business, Employment, Insurance, and Transportation for January, 2018.  California News The Supreme Court is being asked to revisit a 1992 decision to not enforce sales taxes on online purchases. The attorneys arguing for the law to be overturned claim …


Guide to New Employment Laws for 2018 By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. New Employment Laws and regulations went in to effect January 1st, 2018. Find them below, and contact Stone | Dean’s Employment Law Practice Group for help updating your employment practices. Ban the Box: No Criminal History Inquiries before Making a Conditional Offer Do Not …


December News Update — California, Employment, Business, Insurance December 2017’s trending legal updates, court decisions, and important news in California, Employment, Business, and Insurance. California Law People in Los Angeles county can now text 911 during emergencies. The SMS message service is intended for the hearing impaired and those in dangerous situations unable to talk …

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