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WT Wins: State Mining and Geology Board Rescinds $11M Civil Penalty and Settles Civil Rights Claim

Weintraub attorney David A. Diepenbrock recently helped persuade the State Mining and Geology Board to rescind one of the largest fines it had ever imposed under the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (“SMARA”), totaling over $11,000,000. The Board purported to impose the fine for, among things, mining without an approved reclamation plan or a reclamation bond.

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Jacqueline M. Simonovich Joins Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub is pleased to welcome Jacqueline M. Simonovich to the Firm’s Litigation Group. Jackie has represented a wide variety of clients in both state and federal court and has litigated matters before international arbitral forums, including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the International Chamber of Commerce.

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upcoming events

Webinar – Saying It’s So, Doesn’t Make It So: Properly Analyzing Whether Your Exempt Employees Meet Exemption Requirements

Summary of Program The importance of correctly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt is made clear by the ever-increasing number of claims filed with the Department of Labor and California Labor Commissioner for unpaid overtime and the increasing number of wage and hour class action lawsuits. This webinar is designed to help employers and HR professionals gain a more thorough understanding of the various exemptions available under California law and learn how to conduct an exemption analysis in order to reduce potential liability.

  • When:Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Where:Webinar

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blogs

SPIN Trademark Has Peloton Wrapped Around the Axel

by Scott M. Hervey
The IP Law Blog

While Shakespeare may have wondered “what is in a name?”, the executives at Peloton believe that the trademark SPIN is of great importance. Last month (February, 2021), Peloton filed petitions to cancel the trademarks SPIN and SPINNING for physical fitness instruction and for stationary exercise bicycles on the grounds that the marks are generic.

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Bad News for Employers: The California Supreme Court Disallows Rounding Meal Periods and Creates a Presumption that the Meal Period Law is Violated When Time Records Show Late, Interrupted, Or Missed Meal Periods

by Rachel E. Davey
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

Background: Under California law, employers must provide non-exempt employees with one 30-minute meal period that begins no later than the end of the fifth hour of work and another 30-minute meal period that begins no later than the end of the tenth hour of work. 

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Practice Spotlight: Real Estate

Weintraub Tobin has played a critical role in the growth and development of the greater Sacramento Region and communities throughout the state, representing clients in many of the largest and most complex real estate transactions and related financing structures to date.

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About us: Diversity & Inclusion

The attorneys and staff at Weintraub represent a wide range of personal experiences, countries of origin, ages, religions, and gender. We have a firm culture that respects differences and recognizes unique perspectives. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting attorneys and staff of diverse backgrounds. Our goal is for our firm to reflect the communities in which we work and serve.

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