Katie Briscoe

Katie Briscoe

Nossaman LLP

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Did You Know…Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Personal Cell Phone Use

Last August, in Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., a California Court of Appeal held that employers must reimburse employees for required work-related use of personal cell phones, even if the employees incur no...more

1/21/2015 - Bring Your Own Device Cell Phones Employer Liability Issues Labor Code Reimbursements

Did You Know…Compelled Public Employee Testimony May Be Protected By the First Amendment

The Supreme Court’s recent unanimous decision in Lane v. Franks held that the First Amendment protects a public employee who provided truthful sworn testimony, compelled by subpoena, outside the course of his ordinary job...more

6/24/2014 - First Amendment Lane v Franks et.al Protected Activity Public Employees SCOTUS Subpoenas Testimony Trials

Did You Know…San Francisco “Bans The Box”: Are Your Job Applications Up To Snuff?

San Francisco recently “banned the box” by adopting the Fair Chance Ordinance, which prohibits the popular criminal history check box on employment applications. Last year, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 530...more

3/13/2014 - Ban the Box Convictions Corporate Counsel Criminal Background Checks Employment Application Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals Job Applicants

Did You Know… A New San Francisco Ordinance Imposes A Duty On Employers To Consider And Respond To Employee Requests For Flexible...

On October 1, 2013, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, giving employees the right to request flexible work schedules to assist with caregiver responsibilities. Under the...more

10/16/2013 - Caregivers Employee Rights Flexible Work Arrangements Local Ordinance

Did You Know… The Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling Opening Federal Benefits To Same-Sex Couples Requires Employers To Update Employee...

The Supreme Court’s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act’s definition of marriage as a legal union only between one man and one woman is unconstitutional requires employers to treat same-sex couples who are legally married...more

7/4/2013 - COBRA DOMA Employee Benefits Employment Policies Equal Protection FMLA Income Taxes Retirement Plan Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

Did You Know…EEOC Clarified That “Disability” Within The Meaning Of The ADA Now Includes Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy, And...

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its informal guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to job applicants or employees with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and...more

5/17/2013 - ADA ADAAA Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC

Shareholders Can't Block Asset Sales When Receivers Manage

Under California law, minority shareholders owning 10 percent or more of a corporation can block a sale of assets to the controlling shareholders in dissolution proceedings. However, that rule does not apply where the court...more

4/22/2013 - Corporate Dissolution Receivership Sale of Assets Shareholders

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