ERIC J. PALMER is an Associate of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California office. Mr. Palmer has extensive experience litigating in state and federal court in a wide variety of matters, including wage and hour class-action and PAGA lawsuits, as well as matters involving alleged discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and defamation.
- Employment and Labor Law
- Wage and Hour Class Actions
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2003
B.S., University of California San Diego, 2000
State Bar of California Read More
JOSEPH FACCONE, JR. is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Sherman Oaks, California, office. He is an accomplished civil litigator having practiced law in California for more than 31 years. Mr. Faccone has handled hundreds of cases involving catastrophic injury litigation related to automobile accidents, premises liability and dog bites. Having tried numerous jury trials to verdict, his reputation as an advocate is well respected in the legal community. In addition, Mr. Faccone earned a civil pilot’s license at the age of 17 and was an Emergency Medical Technician operating on a paramedic unit in Elizabeth, New Jersey during his days attending Rutgers University. Read More
Topics for this Month include:
- Dynamex is Retroactive per Ninth Circuit
- Recent Rulings on Arbitration Agreements
- Using Registered Fictitious Business Name on Paystubs Okay
- EEO-1 Pay Data Reports due September 30
- Update on Pending California Employment-Related Bills
- And more . . .
Recent Case Law
Dynamex “ABC Test” is Retroactive
In interpreting California state law, the federal Ninth Circuit has concluded that the “ABC test” to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor applies retroactively in Vazquez v. Read More
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 May 22, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. The topic of their presentation will be “HIPAA What? Compliance: What Employers & HR Professionals Should Know.” 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
Tharpe & Howell, LLP is once again pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ) Women’s Council Awards to be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California, on April 17, 2019. At this event, women who have made a difference in the San Fernando Valley will be honored for their accomplishments. Please join us in congratulating these women on their success.
Award Categories include: CEO of the Year, Executive of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rising Star, Not-For-Profit, Business Owner of the Year, Business Team of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More