Katharine Liao

Katharine Liao

DLA Piper

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Implementing California’s Paid Sick Leave Law: 10 action items

Beginning July 1, 2015, employers in the State of California are required to provide employees with paid sick leave (PSL) under the California Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014. In short, every employee who works...more

6/23/2015 - Accrual Requirements Corporate Counsel Notice Requirements Paid Sick Leave Act Penalties PTO

Antitrust Class Actions Against Employers: A Silicon Valley Special?

One substitute for non-competes with employees is a no-hire agreement with competing employers. As the continuing litigation toll in the Silicon Valley illustrates, that option is illusory...more

1/19/2015 - Adobe Anti-Solicitation Antitrust Litigation Apple Corporate Counsel Dreamworks Google Intel Non-Compete Agreements Pixar Recruitment Incentives Recruitment Policies Sherman Act Silicon Valley The Clayton Act

Three key cases in one day address the future contours of arbitration clauses in California: action steps for employers

After what seems like years of confusion, the California Supreme Court this week clarified the permissible scope of class action waivers in arbitration clauses in California on June 23 in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los...more

6/27/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian Trucking Industry

NLRB will focus on injunctions in successor cases: for potential buyers, 6 questions about their labor obligations

In another move to increase its relevancy and efficacy in the workplace, the National Labor Relations Board has indicated that it intends to focus on seeking injunctions in successor cases. Section 10(j) of the...more

6/4/2014 - Injunctions NLRA NLRB Successor Liability Successors

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

Reefer Madness: Employees May Use Medical Marijuana Yet Be Fired For Doing So

Despite twenty states allowing the use of medicinal marijuana and two more – Colorado and Washington – allowing recreational marijuana use, employers remain unaffected. Courts consistently find that employers may terminate...more

11/12/2013 - Drugs Marijuana Medical Marijuana Termination

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