You know it's coming. That significant factual decision by the trial court that counsel has warned you won’t go your way. While you’ve geared up mentally for the losing ruling, and know the appeal is coming, the first step counsel will take is to prepare to secure a Statement of Decision.
Background music is often a ubiquitous element of a workplace environment, especially in the retail space, where businesses seek to create a positive mood for customers and employees. However, as illustrated recently in the case Sharp v. S&S Activewear, L.L.C., No. 21-17138, 2023 WL 3857491, (9th Cir. June 7, 2023), the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that music with explicit lyrics can create a sexually harassing hostile work environment, even though men and women were equally exposed.
Court of Appeal indicates employee may have privacy interest in employer’s email system absent express policy stating otherwise
Published on Wed, 06/28/2023 - 6:54pm
In Militello v. VFARM 1509 (2023) 89 Cal. App. 5th 602, the plaintiff sued her fellow co-directors of a cannabis company. In that case, the plaintiff’s attorney attempted to use as evidence private emails between one of the defendants and the defendant’s spouse that had been sent through the company’s email system. The defendant challenged this and moved to disqualify the attorney on the ground that the emails were improperly introduced as they were protected by the spousal communications privilege.
For almost three years, California employers operated under the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards that were implemented by Cal/OSHA early in the pandemic, and revised as the pandemic situation evolved. Now, with the decline of the COVID-19 emergency situation, Cal/OSHA has implemented new permanent COVID-19 standards that took effect on February 3, 2023. So what employer obligations remain?
Buy/sells are exciting, intense, and hopefully rewarding for all parties when completed. They come with ups and downs, surprises, and different opinions. Both sides churn through their checklists, working to validate their opinion of valuation.
No dealer likes to think his or her employees are stealing from them. But it happens, and when it does the cost can be substantial. And all dealers have to cope with issues such as fake identity scams. Those threats are not only costly in terms of dollars, they can even scuttle a buy sell deal, so taking preventative measures is vital.
Gill Automotive Group in April acquired H & J Chevrolet in Kerman, California. The single-point dealership wasn’t struggling, which most of his acquisitions are, Jay Gill tells Getting to Go! But he was compelled to buy it for one main reason – Gill lives in Kerman.
The law firm was founded in 2013 to offer Big Law service with a boutique’s flexibility
Published on Fri, 05/05/2023 - 12:00pm
A litigation boutique founded around the philosophy of comprehensive and cost-effective service for entrepreneurs and businesses, Scali Rasmussen is celebrating its first full decade in business. The Los Angeles-based law firm was launched in 2013 by Managing Shareholder Christian Scali, who was joined a year later by fellow named Shareholder Halbert Rasmussen.