Congratulations To Our New Partners

December 10th, 2018/By Dan Dankberg/In Firm News

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is pleased to announce that Stacey Miller, Diana Rivera, and Heather McKeon have become Partners in the Firm effective August 2018. Stacey’s practice includes representation of institutional and real estate clients in the areas of creditor bankruptcy representation, asset recovery and protection, leasing matters, and landlord/tenant disputes. View Profile » Diana is a veteran trial attorney whose practice centers around general liability defense of premises liability, automobile (first and third party), and construction defect matters. View Profile » Heather specializes in coverage and bad faith, and represents carriers in litigation involving all lines of insurance (personal and commercial More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

November 03rd, 2018/By Stephanie/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include: – Summary of New Employment Laws for 2019 – A “Split Decision” on Applying Dynamex’s “ABC” Test – Individual Liability for PAGA Penalties – And more . . . Legislative/Regulatory Update This is it – the moment you have been waiting for. Here is a list of the bills Governor Brown signed into law in September that will become effective on January 1, 2019: AB 1565:       Modifies Labor Code §218.7 regarding construction contractors’ liability for subcontractor’s failure to pay wages or benefits; requires contracts to identify documentation required to be provided before withholding payments to subcontractor pursuant More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

August 02nd, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include: – CA Supreme Court Rejects De Minimis Doctrine – Rounding Policies – Unions Can No Longer Require Non-Members to Pay Fees – Update on CA Employment Law Related Bills – And more . . . Federal De Minimis Doctrine Not Recognized in California In another significant blow to California employers, the California Supreme Court has held that the state’s Labor Code and Wage Orders do not recognize the federal de minimis doctrine, under which employers do not have to pay employees for work-related activities amounting to an insignificant amount of time if it is too burdensome to keep track More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

June 11th, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include: – California Employment Bills That Passed First Chamber – U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers – New Test to Determine Employee vs. Independent Contractor – Clarifications on Itemized Wage Statement Violations   LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE June 2, 2018 was the deadline for a bill to pass the first chamber.  Here is where we are: AB 1867: Requires employers with 50+ employees to retain records of sexual harassment complaints for ten years. Passed Assembly. AB 1870: Expands time to file a complaint with the DFEH from one year to three years. Passed Assembly. AB 2016: Expanding ability to cure Labor Code violations More

GUEST SPEAKER: WHAT CAN I ASK A JOB APPLICANT?

May 07th, 2018/By Admin/In Firm Events, Uncategorized

Firm Partner Sherry Shavit will be the featured guest speaker at the PIHRA Monthly Update seminar to be held at the Pickwick Gardens Conference Center in Burbank, California, on May 22, 2018.  Ms. Shavit’s topic of discussion will be “What Can I Ask a Job Applicant?,” focusing on the traditional categories of information that employers have used to screen applicants, whether they can still be used in today’s legal maze, and alternative ways to get the information you really need to make an informed decision. Click here to register for this event. Ms. Shavit is a successful trial attorney who More

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