Ben Gipson

Ben Gipson

DLA Piper

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Man bites dog: recovering attorney’s fees from vexatious employees

California has a reputation for employment litigation: it is the state where everyone seems to feel obliged to sue their boss for something. While some suits have merit and others are understandable, there are suits...more

2/28/2014 - Fee Awards Former Employee Frivolous Lawsuits Nuisance

Successor Liability For Employment-Related Claims: A Pain In The Assets

There is a myth that buyers are protected from employment liabilities arising under prior ownership if there is a broad disclaimer and if it is an asset purchase. Not so. Sure, the “general rule” is that a purchaser of...more

1/10/2014

Innovate or Die – Managing Millennials in the Workplace

Millennials have been called the “Me, Me, Me Generation” by Time Magazine; “entitled” by just about everyone; and “slackers” by many managers. Yet, this generation — born between 1980 and 1999 — is comprised of 80 million...more

11/26/2013 - Business Development Employee Retention Managers Millennials

Be Global - October 2013

Be Global is a publication by DLA Piper's Global Employment Group, designed to keep you informed on recent developments around the world. Be Global complements uKNOW, our online international employment, pensions and...more

10/4/2013 - Africa Australia Contract Term Dismissals Email EU Foreign Workers Penalties TUPE Visas

California’s statewide minimum wage increase and what it means for employers

Despite opposition from the Chamber of Commerce, Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill raising California’s minimum wage for the first time since 2008. AB 10 amends the California Labor Code, raising the...more

9/26/2013

Darden: continuing the trend of pro-arbitration decisions

The California Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Leos v. Darden Restaurants, Inc. continues the nationwide trend of courts enforcing arbitration provisions according to their terms. ...more

6/28/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements FEHA Unconscionable Contracts

California Court of Appeal: rest periods must be separately compensated for employees paid on a piece rate

Continuing the trend established by Downtown LA Motors, where employees paid on a piece rate were required to be paid at least the minimum wage for hours spent waiting to perform work, the California Court of Appeals in...more

6/4/2013 - Collective Bargaining Minimum Wage Piece-Rate Pay Wages

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