Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

505 Montgomery Street
13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
Phone: (415) 835-9000
Fax: (415) 834-0443
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Construction Law
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
11-24 Attorneys

Growing Trend: 2nd and 6th Circuits Join 7th in Holding that Gay and Transgender Persons are Protected Under Title VII’s Ban on Sex Discrimination

It has been a busy few weeks in the federal courts regarding the development of gay and transgender employment discrimination law. On March 7, 2018, the Sixth Circuit held that Title VII’s prohibitions on sex discrimination…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employers in the Age of #MeToo: Proactive Steps for Reducing Sexual Misconduct

I recently attended a conference session on cybersecurity. The panelists noted that, while organizations may be using best practices now, there is a possibility that a hacker hid something on the organization’s server years ago…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Update on News Reports of H-1B Changes

Hello, clients and friends of the firm. Happy New Year! It looks like 2018 will be another very interesting year for immigration lawyers…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

SEC Brings Enforcement Actions Against Promoters of Initial Coin Offerings

Throughout the latter half of 2017, the SEC became increasingly focused on regulating securities law violations involving blockchain technology and initial coin offerings. A blockchain is an electronic distributed ledger…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

NLRB Reverses Browning-Ferris and Re-Establishes More Limited Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status

On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”) decided Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. and Brandt Construction Co. (“Hy-Brand”), reversing its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Boeing Company: In a Win for Employers, NLRB Dumps the “Reasonably Construe” Standard for Determining Whether Employee Handbooks’ Violate NLRA Rights

On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) – the entity responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) – overturned a handbook standard that has been plaguing employers for more than…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

PAGA Actions Still Cannot Be Individually Arbitrated: the U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Iskanian; Other Employment Arbitration Decisions on the Horizon

On October 16, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the California Court of Appeal’s 2016 decision in Tanguilig v. Bloomingdale’s, Inc. At least for now then, the California Supreme Court’s 2012 decision in Iskanian…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

Employment Considerations During Natural Disasters

Tragic events such as the fires currently affecting both Northern and Southern California often leave employers unable to run business as usual. Be it property damage or safety concerns, this disruption in business can leave…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Does Title VII Prohibit Employment Discrimination Against Gay and Transgender Persons? Jeff Sessions Says No, but the Supreme Court Will Likely Weigh In

On October 4th, in a memo to all U.S. Attorneys and heads and federal agencies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as a matter of law, does not prohibit employment…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Labor Commissioner Publishes Another Required Notice for New Hires

The California Labor Commissioner has published a written notice related to the rights of employees who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Employers must provide this written notice to all new…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls): California Supreme Court to Allow Broad Discovery in PAGA Cases

On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court held that plaintiffs need not demonstrate good cause to discover contact information of other allegedly aggrieved employees in an action brought pursuant to the Private Attorneys’…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

The U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance Regarding Independent Contractor versus Employee Classification

As we previously blogged here and here, the Obama Administration, through the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) as well as the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), made it clear early and often that it was going to take an…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Bellagio v. NLRB: the DC Circuit Reins in the NLRB’s Expansive Take on Weingarten Rights, and a Sign of (NLRB) Things to Come

Last week, in the case of Bellagio LLC v. National Labor Relations Board, the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia determined that the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas did not interfere with a bellhop’s “Weingarten…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

How to Engage an Intern and Not End Up with an Employee

Welcome to the third article in our four-part Spring Series discussing important developments in California’s wage and hour laws that impact our higher education clients. Earlier, we provided a general overview of California…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

“The Writing Is on the Wall:” The Seventh Circuit Holds Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal became the first United States appellate court to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This is a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
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