GUEST PANELISTS: COMMERCE INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL (CIC) HUMAN RESOURCES FORUM

February 20th, 2019/By Admin/In Employment and Labor Law, Firm Events, Workers' Compensation Defense

Firm Partner David Binder and Senior Associate Zena Kalioundji will be featured guest speakers at the Commerce Industrial Counsel (CIC) Human Resources Forum to be held at 6055 East Washington Boulevard in Commerce, California, on February 27, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.  The topic of their presentation will be “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Q&A, Case Studies and Consequences.” Please contact our office if you are interested in attending.

Mr. Binder and Ms. Kalioundji serve clients in the Firm’s Employment and Labor Law Practice Group as well as its Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice Group. Read More

EXHIBITOR: PROFESSIONALS IN HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATION’S (PIHRA) CALIFORNIA HR CONFERENCE

February 16th, 2019/By Admin/In Firm Events

Tharpe & Howell, LLP will be an exhibitor at the Professionals in Human Resources Association – California HR Conference to be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California, from August 25, 2019 through August 28, 2019. With more than 2,000 practitioners, presenters, and providers in attendance, this conference is the 2nd largest regional conference in the nation and features top legal and HR professionals who will be sharing their knowledge and experiences about the challenges faced by HR leaders in today’s litigious environment.  Read More

EXHIBITOR: CCWC 17TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

February 16th, 2019/By Admin/In Firm Events, Workers' Compensation Defense

Tharpe & Howell, LLP will be an exhibitor at the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation (CCWC) 17th Annual Conference to be held at the Disney Grand California Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, California from July 17, 2019 through July 19, 2017.    The CCWC is dedicated to providing leadership, education, and advocacy in support of an equitable and efficient workers’ compensation system.  If you will be at the conference, please stop by our booth (#310) to say hello to members of our Firm’s Workers’ Compensation Defense team. Read More

FIRM SENIOR ASSOCIATE ZENA KALIOUNDJI ONCE AGAIN DESIGNATED AS RISING STAR!

February 16th, 2019/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, General Litigation, Los Angeles

Senior Associate Zena Kalioundji has been designated as a 2019 “Rising Star” by the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition.   This honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and is given to no more than 2.5% of all attorneys within the state.  This is Ms. Kalioundi’s fourth year receiving this honor, having earned it previously in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Please join us in congratulating Ms. Kalioundji for this well-deserved standing! Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

February 16th, 2019/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • New SCOTUS Opinions on Arbitration Agreements
  • Healthcare Workers Waiving Second Meal Periods
  • Compensability for “On-Call Shifts”
  • Unlawful Multi-State FCRA Disclosure Form
  • Newly Introduced Employment-Related Bills
  • And more . . .

Recent Case Law

Arbitration Agreements Can Empower Arbitrators to Determine Arbitrability of Claims

In the United States Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s first written opinion, a unanimous court held that when an arbitration agreement delegates the authority to determine whether a claim is “arbitrable” in the first instance to the arbitrator, the arbitrability decision must be made by the arbitrator. Read More

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