Untangling the Complex Web of Leaves and Absences: FMLA/CFRA, PDL, ADA, FEHA, PFL, and Workers’ Compensation

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Administering leaves of absence and disability accommodations in California can be very challenging.   California has a paid sick leave law and numerous other leave laws and wage replacement benefits that interact with one another.  To properly administer leaves and accommodate employees, employers need to understand the various types of leave/accommodations available, who is eligible under what circumstances, how to interact with an employee on a leave,

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: A Fiduciary's Guide to the Attorney-Client Privilege

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As a fiduciary, you may think that all of your communications with your attorney are confidential.  While communications between an attorney and his or her client are generally protected by the attorney-client privilege, in the trustee context, it is the office of the trustee, not the individual who is acting as trustee, that is the client.  As a result, if a trustee resigns or is removed from office, all of the confidential attorney-client communications will pass to the successor trustee.

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Stone Brewing Fires the Shot Heard Round the Brewing World

by Josh H. Escovedo
The IP Law Blog

The fight between craft brewers and Big Beer (i.e. MillerCoors & Budweiser) has been ongoing for years. Ever since craft beer came to prominence in the late ‘90s, it has been stealing Big Beer’s share of the marketplace. In fact, craft beer has celebrated double-digit growth each year since then. In response, Big Beer has embarked on a course of action to recapture its share of the market.

In order to do so,

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Neutral Services: We Help You Connect the Pieces

The Labor & Employment Law Blog

The Labor & Employment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in:

  • Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety; and managing leave laws.
  • Conducting independent investigations into complaints of misconduct in the workplace.
  • Mediating employment disputes both pre and post litigation

For more information please contact:

Lizbeth “Beth” West 916.558.6082 or [email protected]

Vida L.

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Four Weintraub Tobin Attorneys selected for inclusion in Southern California's Super Lawyers® 2018 list

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 30, 2018) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that Sherry Bragg, David R. Gabor, Andrew Gilford and Gary Waldron have been named to the 2018 Southern California “SuperLawyers” list. The annual publication recognizes no more than 5.0 percent of lawyers throughout Southern California.

Sherry Bragg – Sherry S. Bragg is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Practice. Sherry has tried,

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Copyright Infringement and Third Party Software Support

by James Kachmar
The IP Law Blog

A recent case out of the Ninth Circuit, Oracle USA, Inc. v. Rimini Street, Inc. (July 13, 2017), illustrates some of the risks third party software vendors run concerning copyright issues.  Oracle develops and licenses proprietary “enterprise software” for business around the world.  A business using Oracle’s enterprise software would pay a one-time licensing fee to download the software and then can elect to buy a license maintenance contract that provides for periodic software updates.

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Neutral Services: Workplace Investigations

The Labor & Employment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin specialize in conducting independent investigations into complaints of misconduct in the workplace. At Weintraub Tobin, we take pride in the top-notch investigations conducted by our experienced group of attorney-investigators.  Our attorneys have conducted hundreds of investigations for private companies, for-profit companies, non-profit companies, cities, counties, and state agencies, school districts, community college districts, and other special districts. For more information, please visit our Workplace Investigations page here.

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You Aren't In Kansas Anymore, Dorothy: A Common Sense Method of Complying with California's New Fair Pay Act

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For decades the California Equal Pay Act has prohibited an employer from paying its employees less than employees of the opposite sex for equal work. On October 6, 2015, Governor Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358), which strengthened the Equal Pay Act in a number of ways.  Then, on September 30, 2016, Governor Brown signed two other bills into law – SB 1063 which added race and ethnicity as protected categories under the Fair Pay Act,

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Neutral Services: Training

The Labor & Employment attorneys at Weintraub Tobin specialize in training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety; and managing leave laws.  For more information, please visit our Trainings page here.

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U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Makes Rare FRAND Royalty Rate Determination

by Eric Caligiuri
The IP Law Blog

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently issued its opinion in TCL Communications v. Ericsson (SACV 14-341 JVS(DFMx) and CV 15-2370 JVS (DFMx)) on standard-essential patents and whether a commit to license them was on terms that are fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or FRAND.  The Court determined Ericsson did not offer to license its standard essential patents on reasonable terms, and instead become only the fourth U.S. Court to determine a royalty rate for essential patents.

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