Karina Sterman

Karina Sterman

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

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Employment Law Reporter - August 2013: Don't have rules and policies unless you are prepared to discipline those who break them

In the immortal words of Stephen Covey, the genius who convinced us to micro-organize our lives into fifteen minute increments, "Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying...more

8/13/2013 - Discipline Discrimination Employee Handbooks Hiring & Firing Performance Reviews Personnel Records Recordkeeping Requirements

Employment Law Reporter – April 2013: "We won! Wait, no, we lost!": The Narrative Arc of a Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

An employee (Prock) becomes temporarily but totally disabled by an anxiety disorder, goes out on a disability leave and receives disability benefits. The disability leave is extended by the employee’s doctor several times....more

4/8/2013 - Disability Discrimination Discrimination FEHA Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation Termination

Employment Law Reporter – March 2013: Pregnant With Practical Possibilities

California state courts see an average of ten to twenty employment lawsuits filed every day. Discrimination and wrongful termination claims are still quite prevalent in those filings. The recent California Supreme Court case...more

3/11/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Performance Reviews Pregnancy Discrimination Termination

In Case You Were Confused, Medicare is for the Benefit of Employees, not Employers

Most employers these days know that they cannot set a mandatory retirement age for employees. This arcane practice runs directly afoul of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)....more

11/8/2012 - ADEA Age Discrimination Discrimination Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Medicare

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