24 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers List 2018

SACRAMENTO, California – July 19, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 24 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyer List.

David Adams | Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance
Brendan Begley | Appellate
Gary L. Bradus | Banking & Financial Service, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance
Kay U. Brooks | Estate Planning &

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21 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – July 26, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 21 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyer List.

Brendan Begley | Appellate
Gary L. Bradus | Banking & Financial Service, Business/Corporate
Kay U. Brooks | Estate Planning & Probate
Dale C. Campbell | Business Litigation, Litigation-Commercial, Trade Secrets
Christopher Chediak | Business/Corporate,

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DON’T THROW OUT YOUR CLASS-ACTION WAIVERS JUST YET

by Brendan J. Begley
The Labor & Employment Law Blog

The United States Supreme Court decided last week to resolve a split in the lower courts as to whether the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”) preempts class-action waiver clauses in arbitration agreements between employers and their employees. This is an important development, as the use of such waivers in arbitration agreements (if permissible) can drastically reduce an employer’s exposure to costly class actions alleging overtime violations, missed meal-and-rest periods, and other types of claims. Brenden-Begley-05_web

A number of courts (including the appellate courts that hear appeals from federal courts in California and Illinois) agreed with the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) that the Act invalidates those waivers.

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Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Class Action Waivers

The Labor & Employment Law Blog

Businesswoman signing document paperwork agreement with fountain pen

By Jessica A. Schoendienst

A new decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit continues to leave employers uncertain as to the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements.  The Seventh and Ninth Circuits are on one side of the issue, and the Second, Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits on the other.  The Seventh and Ninth Circuits are following the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) position that class action waivers infringe on an individual’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 

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California Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Right to Litigate Affirmative Defenses in Class Actions

By: Labor & Employment

On May 29, 2014, the California Supreme Court in Duran v. U.S. Bank National Association clarified employers’ rights in defending against employee misclassification class action cases. The Court held that in defending against such claims, employers must be permitted to present relevant defenses, even if such defenses involve individual issues. The Court’s analysis should have a sweeping effect on trial courts by requiring a more thorough analysis at the time of class certification.

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High Stakes High Tech Drama: Why Companies with Millions of Users Are Concerned About A Class Action Lawsuit By Thousands of Workers

By The Labor and Employment Group

As you will recall from previous posts, a large high tech antitrust class action is being waged in California that has major implications for employer non-solicitation agreements.  Questions regarding agreements between employers that impact employee mobility are being addressed in this lawsuit against the backdrop of antitrust allegations.

High-Tech Employee Mobility Antitrust Class Action: Background Developments

On October 24, 2013, U.S.

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