Madoff Ponzi Scheme Case receives $20M approval from California Judge

Shareholder Marvin Gelfand is proud to announce that a California judge gave approval to a $20M settlement related to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme. The motion was approved after 8 years of legal action dating back to 2009. Marvin Gelfand partnered up with Milberg LLP and Seeger Weiss LLP  and announced a proposed settlement with the Stanley Chais Defendants and the Chais Related Defendants in late 2016.

Read the full announcement from Law360 here: Madoff Figure’s $20M Deal With Calif.,

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Sands Through the Hour Glass: Wage and Hour Update

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Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations. In addition, 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, highlight the importance of correctly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt.

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Even Keanu Can't Figure It Out: The Leave Law Matrix

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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, and what obligations an employer has when leave is exhausted.

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Guardians at the Gate: Properly Trained Managers are Your First Line of Defense

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Most employers know that it is crucial to have well trained supervisors to help ensure that rank and file employees perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. However, many employers don’t realize how important it is that supervisors be trained to understand the many employment laws that govern the workplace. Untrained supervisors can take actions (or fail to take actions) that result in significant legal consequences for an employer. Come join the employment lawyers at Weintraub Tobin for a discussion of best practices for training supervisors and reducing the potential for liability.

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Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

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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 Chediak Coleman Grodin 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
  • Lawful supervisory responses to complaints of harassment in the workplace
  • Strategies to prevent harassment in the workplace
  • Training on prevention of “abusive conduct”

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Ramps, Dogs and Horses: Discrimination and Accommodation of Employees, Customers and Third-Parties

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Most business owners know that customers and employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons. Often this is because of an employee’s disability, medical condition or a condition present on property owned by the business and open to the public. It is important for business owners and employers to understand and comply with how the courts and various federal and state regulatory agencies define accommodations,

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Documentation in the Workplace

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The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is pleased to offer this very informative training session that will help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers to both comply with legal record keeping requirements and also prepare and maintain effective defensive documentation.

Program Highlights

  • Postings, notices, and document retention under various federal and state laws.
  • Effective employment policies and other documents relating to the employment relationship (e.g.

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