Eric Beane

Eric Beane

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

California extends time to serve a prevailing wage violation assessment on employers

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that extends the deadline to serve a prevailing wage penalty assessment on employers. AB 1336 amends the California Labor Code, extending the 180-day prevailing wage...more

10/16/2013 - Prevailing Wages Public Projects Wages

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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