Hopkins & Carley

Avoid Common Mistakes When Creating Commission and Bonus Plans

Commissions and bonuses represent a significant component of the compensation packages of many employees. California Labor Code section 2751 requires commission agreements to be set forth in writing, and requires employers to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Practical Steps for Employers Following Passage of the Federal Trade Secrets Act

California has long provided protection for a company’s trade secrets through the California version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”). On May 12, 2016, new federal protection for trade secrets became effective under a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Land Owners Need Not Wait for the EPA to Drop the Hammer

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) finalized a rule that either “clarified” the scope of Clean Water Act that regulates “the discharge of any pollutant” into “the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Directors Owe Fiduciary Duties to Creditors of Insolvent Companies

Creditors of a corporation in bankruptcy recently received some good news from a bankruptcy court in California. In re ATWR Liquidation, Inc. clarified that corporate officers and directors owe creditors the same fiduciary…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Types of Fraud Which May Bar a Bankruptcy Discharge

The Supreme Court has rewarded creditors and their attorneys with a decision expanding the kinds of “actual fraud” which will prevent the discharge of a bankruptcy debtor. Some lower courts had held that to prevent a discharge…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts

New Federal Overtime Rules Require Action by Employers in 2016

In response to a directive from President Obama to update the regulations that define the overtime exemption criteria for white-collar workers, the Department of Labor has announced new rules that will affect millions of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court Rules: "You May Be Seated"

In January, we wrote about the California Supreme Court’s impending decision with respect to the “suitable seating” cases. That Advisory can be found here. On April 4, 2016, the Court published its much anticipated opinion, and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's Claim of Pay Discrimination Should Remind Employers to Pay Attention to Unequal Pay

Most employers know that they cannot discriminate on the basis of sex by paying lower wages to the opposite sex for equal work. But what is considered “equal work” can be challenging for employers, especially for those who have…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Required Elements for Employer Anti-Harassment Policy Effective April 1, 2016

California employers have long had an obligation to prevent and promptly correct discrimination and harassment in the workplace. A key part of meeting this obligation has been an effective Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Court Confirms Bankruptcy Filing Prevents Expiration of Judgment Creditor's ORAP Lien

Judgment creditors can use a variety of procedures when seeking to enforce a civil money judgment. One important procedure is obtaining an Order for Appearance and Examination of the Judgment Debtor (“ORAP”). The ORAP requires a…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking

As Election Approaches, Beware of Laws Protecting Political Affiliations and Opinions

The 2016 California primaries and general election are fast approaching, and discussion of political issues is certain to intensify in the coming months. While every presidential election prompts the expression of political…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Property Owners and Developers Take a Hit from Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for a new form of exaction from property owners and real estate developers by refusing to hear an appeal from a decision by the California Supreme Court upholding San Jose’s inclusionary…more
| Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Ninth Circuit Upholds a DOL Regulation that Restricts Tip-Pooling

Employers operating in an industry that involves tipping by patrons know that there are a variety of legal and practical issues surrounding tips and how they are handled. In California, Labor Code section 351 declares that a tip…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Appellate Court Severely Undercuts Chapter 11's Usefulness For Individual Debtors

In an important decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has settled a disputed question among California and other western bankruptcy judges to the advantage of lenders and other creditors. The court held that the…more
| Bankruptcy

Are your Administrative Exempt Employees Exercising Enough Discretion and Independent Judgment?

As part of our continuing series on wage and hour issues, this Advisory will review the requirements for an employee to qualify for the administrative exemption. Unlike the professional exemption, which lists specific…more
| Labor & Employment Law
Showing 1-15 of 195 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 13
Contact

The Letitia Building
70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113, United States

  • 408-286-9800

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
See more
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

50-100 Attorneys

This profile may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Any correspondence with this profile holder does not constitute a client/attorney relationship. Neither the content on this profile nor transmissions between you and the profile holder through this profile are intended to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×