GUEST SPEAKER: BAD FAITH INSURANCE LITIGATION CLAIMS – IDENTIFYING RISKS AND HOW TO MITIGATE THEM

May 17th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm Events

Firm Partner Timothy D. Lake will be a featured guest speaker at a live webinar to be hosted by The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM (ET).   The topic of discussion will be “Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Claims – Identifying Risks and How to Mitigate Them. ”  During the presentation, attendees will discover more about liability and first party bad faith claims, including strategies on how to recognize risks in the handling of litigation arising out of insurance claims and tips on how to best mitigate them.  Typical state Insurance Regulations and More

2017 SFVBJ WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS

May 05th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News

Tharpe  & Howell, LLP‘s support of women in business continues to grow.  Most recently, the Firm proudly sponsored the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2017 Women in Business Awards held at the Hilton, Woodland Hills, on April 26th.   This event honored distinguished women professionals throughout industry sectors who have inspired others through their continued success.   [Pictured here left to right is Firm Partner Sherry Shavit, Managing Partner Stephanie Forman, and Senior Counsel Diana Rivera who attended the event.]  

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

May 05th, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – Pending Employment Legislation – Department of Labor and NLRB Appointments – Federal Equal Pay Act and Past Salary History – Effect of Resigning While in a Temporary Altered Mental State – Arbitration Agreements Prohibiting Public Injunctive Relief LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE California Bills to Watch The following is a list of bills pending in California and the U.S. Legislature that could have a significant impact on employers.  Don’t let these bills pass you by – if any of these bills could affect your company and/or your employees – whether good or bad – have your voice More

GUEST PANELIST: CREATIVE SETTLEMENTS: OUT-OF-THE-BOX THINKING TO OBTAIN RESOLUTION

May 02nd, 2017/By Admin/In Blog

Firm Partner Robert Freedman and other respected guest panelists recently spoke on the topic of Creative Settlements:  Out-of-the-Box Thinking to Obtain Resolution during the CLM March Webinar Series.   During their presentation, the panel explored the dynamics of resolving problem cases which would benefit by non-traditional and “out-of-the-box” strategies.    

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

April 07th, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – New Employment Legislation Introduced in California – Status of OSHA Reporting Regulations & Repeal of Blacklisting Executive Order – Possible Expansion of FMLA – Update on Law on Employment Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Agreements – Protection of Internal Whistleblowing – Second Meal Period Waivers for Healthcare Workers Clarified LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE California Bills to Watch More employment-related legislation was introduced during the first quarter of 2017.  Here are some of the bills now pending in California for employers to keep an eye on: SB 63: Expands the CFRA to employers with 20 or more employees within More

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