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October 2016: Kingsley & Kingsley Newsletter

California Legislation & PAGA Bills
Some PAGA Bills Didn’t Make the Cut

Ninth Circuit Rules on Employment Arbitration Agreements
In Morris v. Ernst & Young LLP (9th Cir. No. 13-16599) plaintiffs brought a class action against the accounting firm Ernst & Young for misclassification,
(Continue reading the October 2016 Newsletter)

April 2016: Kingsley & Kingsley Newsletter

Limiting Employee Hours To Avoid ACA Could Violate ERISA
Attempting to Avoid the Affordable Care Act’s Mandate by Reducing Hours Provokes ERISA Class Action Challenge

New California FEHA Regulations In Effect on April 1
California Fair Employment and Housing Act
(Continue reading the April 2016 Newsletter)

September 2015: Kingsley & Kingsley Newsletter

California Minimum Wage Bill Stalls in Legislature
California Appropriations Committee Tables Minimum Wage Bill

Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements for Home Health Care Workers

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates New Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements for Home Health Care Workers Employed By Third-Party Employers
(Continue reading the Sept. 2015 Newsletter)

February 2015: Kingsley & Kingsley Newsletter

Bill Protecting Temporary Workers in California Now in Effect
California Assembly Bill 1897 Took Effect on January 1, 2015; designed to protect temporary workers from California labor code violations.

Four Silicon Valley Companies Close to Settlement
Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe are close to reaching a settlement in an antitrust class action lawsuit for a reported $415 million; silicon valley antitrust class action…
(Continue reading the Feb. 2015 Newsletter)

December 2014: Kingsley & Kingsley Newsletter

Who Decides the Scope of Arbitration?
The last two months have been busy for the question of who decides the scope of a class claim in arbitration when the arbitration does not specifically allow or prohibit such a proceeding.

Generational Shift on California Supreme Court : Leondra Kruger 38 Appointed by Governor Brown
How old does one have to be to decide the law or impart wisdom to others? This is an interesting question.
(Continue reading the December 2014 Newsletter)

September 2014: Kingsley & Kingsley Newsletter

Ninth Circuit Certifies Overtime Class Action – Allstate
On September 3, 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of class certification (overtime class action) to Jack Jiminez and about 800 other Allstate employees in California who alleged that Allstate has a practice or unofficial policy of requiring its claim adjusters to work unpaid off-the-clock overtime in violation of California law. . .
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July 2014: Kingsley & Kingsley Newsletter

Eric Kingsley was elected Regional Board Chair of the Pacific Southwest Regional Board at its Annual Meeting on June 10. The meeting, which took place at the Luxe on Sunset, also featured a panel with Michael Salberg, ADL’s International Affairs Director, and. . .
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May 2014: Kingsley & Kingsley Newsletter

Coverage of Iskaninan Argument: I attended the argument in Iskanian v. CLS on April 3, 2014. It was exhilarating. What fun to be there as part of this historic day. To start the day Justice Baxter gave a very moving tribute to Justice Kennard and honored her 25 years of service on the court. The argument itself was as expected, but so much better.
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February 2014: Kingsley & Kingsley Newsletter

December 2013: Includes the Direction of California Law for 2014

August 2013: Several important cases are discussed in our August 2013 Newsletter.

 

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