August 4 2021
A supervisor’s action (or inaction) is often what results in liability for an employer. Not because the supervisor necessarily intends to expose an employer to legal liability but merely because the supervisor hasn’t been trained regarding the employer’s legal obligations in relation to its employees.
Employers are encouraged to train supervisors on various employment law topics, including but not limited to: harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; privacy rights; disability accommodations;
June 30 2021
On June 30, 2021, Ryan Abernethy presented this webinar addressing employment and labor code complications that telecommuting naturally presents and offering tips on how to ensure remote workers still comply with company policies.
Last year, COVID-19 forced many companies to make spur-of-the-moment telecommuting arrangements with their employees. With the end of the pandemic now on the horizon, many of those companies are looking to make telecommuting a more permanent feature of their normal business.
March 25 2021
Sonya Sorich writes in the Sacramento Business Journal that a ruling by the El Dorado County Superior Court has settled a long-running trademark dispute between Sacramento-area restaurants in favor of Weintraub client Friends with Benedicts Mimosa House LLC. Early Morning, Inc., which operates the Mimosa House chain, had sued Friends with Benedicts for trademark infringement in 2018, but the Court said that the “plaintiff did not provide admissible evidence or legal authority that its subject mark,
December 23 2020
In an article in the Sacramento Business Journal, Felicia Alvarez writes that the owner of popular local sushi restaurant Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine has filed a lawsuit against his business partners Madrow-Bazett, Inc. for alleged acts of misconduct and mismanagement of funds. Gary Bradus, who represents Madrow-Bazett, is quoted in the story:
Modrow-Bazett denies the allegations that are in the complaint,” he said. “There have been disagreements regarding the operations of the business.
December 14 2020
Sacramento Bee reporter Darrell Smith spoke with labor and employment attorney Lukas Clary for his article on the coming COVID vaccines and whether employers might require their workers to get vaccinated.
With a look at past precedent — H1N1 — we can conclude that an employer will be able to require a vaccination as a condition of employment,” said Lukas Clary, an employment law attorney at Sacramento firm Weintraub Tobin.
December 11 2020
Real estate litigation attorney Josh Escovedo is quoted in the Sacramento Business Journal on his take on the inconsistencies and difficulties of enforcing Covid-19 restrictions relating to businesses.
Government must find a balance between enforcing its rules and protecting the livelihood of small businesses, which can be a difficult position, Escovedo said.
Read the full article here.
September 24 2020
Law360’s recent article Ex-Hemp Co. CEO Accused Of Selling Secret Strain For $3.8M details legal action by Josh H. Escovedo on behalf of Weintraub client Big Wuf Enterprises LLC. Big Wuf, partial owner of a failed venture to breed, cultivate, and sell hemp seeds, has filed suit against the venture’s former CEO, accusing him of selling its trade-secret hemp strain to Canadian company Canopy Growth for $3.83 million under a contract allegedly worth $13 million.
August 10 2020
Scott Hervey is quoted in Brian Lowry’s CNN article, Making TV Shows During Coronavirus is Taking More Time — and Money. Scott moderated a August 5 panel for the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS), where he is a board member. The panel, titled “Unscripted,” discussed the logistics of production during a pandemic.
Production is coming back. It’s just going to take a little bit longer and cost a little bit more,
July 8 2020
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California. In addition, 5 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 20 percent of the Sacramento Top 25 2020 Super Lawyers, achieving the region’s highest percentage again this year.
Attorneys selected to the 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list include Brendan J.
November 6 2019
Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years.
The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the regulations including things like:
- An overview of sexual harassment laws
- Examples of conduct that constitute sexual harassment
- Strategies to prevent harassment in the workplace
- Lawful supervisory responses to complaints of harassment in the workplace
- Training on prevention of “abusive conduct”