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, 2019.    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

EXHIBITOR AND SPEAKER: PIHRA 2019 LEGAL UPDATE

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

Tharpe & Howell, LLP will be an exhibitor at the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) 2019 Legal Update Conferences to be held on January 10, 2019 (Anaheim Hilton), January 16, 2019 (Riverside Convention), January 22, 2019 (Burbank Marriott), and on January 30, 2019 (La Jolla Marriott).  Over 1,000 human resources professionals and business owners attend the annual Legal Update series, which highlight 2019 changes in California and federal laws.  If you will be at the conference, please stop by our table to say hello to members of our Firm’s employment litigation team. Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

December 31st, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • Changes to the Law to Remember for 2019
  • Unenforceable Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Armendariz Requirements Expanded to Non-Employee Arbitration Agreements
  • When Commute Time is Compensatory
  • And more . . .

Don’t forget these new requirements going into effect in 2019:

  • Minimum wage increase: State minimum wage increases to $12 per hour for employers with 26+ employees and $11 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees. This also means minimum salary to be exempt is now $49,920 for large employers and $45,760 for small employers.
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