Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
Contact: Carrie Ephgrave, Marketing Practice Group Manager
Phone: 415-362-6000
Fax: 415-834-9070
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400+ Attorneys

A New Year, Another OSHA Update

OSHA had an active 2017. Now that we have rung in the new year, let's talk about how those changes are impacting employers in 2018. Reporting - Employers obligated to post OSHA Form 300A summaries should begin preparing…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The NLRB Rings in the New Year by Unringing a Few Bells

Over the last month, we have seen a number of significant restorations of status quo antes. These have come in the form of reverting to earlier precedent, regulations, or guidance. Without further ado, we present some of the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Labor & Employment Newsletter - January 2018

Website accessibility lawsuits continue to increase nationwide. Nearly every business sector has faced such lawsuits. In 2017, Florida ranked first in the number of website accessibility suits filed in federal court. Because of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Jersey Federal Judge Dismisses RICO suit against FDCPA Plaintiff Law Firms

Late last year, a debt collection agency went on the offensive and filed a RICO lawsuit against three FDCPA Plaintiff Law Firms, alleging that the Plaintiff Firms filed frivolous class action lawsuits under the FDCPA as a way to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

DOL Says Hello to Primary Beneficiary Intern Test, Goodbye to 6-Factor Test

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it will now use the primary beneficiary test” to determine whether an intern must be paid. Its announcement comes in the wake of the 9th Circuit’s adoption of the test,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

IRS Releases New Tables for Employee Income Tax Withholding

On January 11, 2018, the IRS issued its new withholding tables to assist employers with processing payrolls and withholding federal income tax under the new Tax Reform Act signed into law late last year (the “Act”). IRS Notice…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Department of Education Announces Award of Student Loan Collections Contracts: the Latest Chapter in a Long-Running Saga

The Headlines - After much anticipation, on January 11, 2018, the Department of Education filed its Notice of Completion of Corrective Action. The filing announced its hotly contested award of unrestricted contracts for…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Finance & Banking

The Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - Recent Developments in Risk Management - January 2018

Prospective Clients – Avoiding Communication of Confidential Information Except as Needed to Check for Conflicts of Interest - Mt. Hebron Dist. Missionary Baptist Assoc. of Al., Inc. v. Sentinel Ins. Co., 2017 U.S. Dist…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Privacy

No Tax Deduction for Confidential Settlements of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse Claims—Effective Immediately

Last Friday, December 22, President Trump signed into law the most significant tax legislation in over 30 years. The changes are far reaching and many will affect employer-employee relationships. This alert addresses one very…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 11 “Whistleblower Protection for Health Care Workers”

It’s the end of the year and while everyone is busy, employers in California should be aware of new laws and regulations that go into effect on January 1, 2018. In the spirit of the season, we are using the next “12 days of the…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 12 “Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Expanded for Farm Contractors”

It’s the end of the year and while everyone is busy, employers in California should be aware of new laws and regulations that go into effect on January 1, 2018. In the spirit of the season, we are using the next “12 days of the…more
 /  Agriculture, Labor & Employment Law

Invoking Bigfoot, the Eastern District of New York Highlights the Absurdity of New FDCPA Theories

Suggesting that the latest FDCPA plaintiff's theories in New York have morphed into something other than consumer protection, Judge Glasser of the Eastern District of New York ("EDNY") penned an extensive (and rather scathing)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Northern District of New York Dismisses another Avila Claim Based on Accrual of New York Pre-Judgment Interest

One of the latest trends in the New York FDCPA space has been filing so called "Reverse Avila" cases, based on the Second Circuit's decision in Avila v. Riexinger and Assocs.. In Avila, the Second Circuit found that a debt…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Health Care Newsletter - December 2017

The Statutory Privilege against Disclosure of Mental Health Records and the Opioid Crisis - The current opioid epidemic has been declared the deadliest drug crisis in American history. According to the NIH National Institute…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 10 “Expansion of DLSE Powers”

It’s the end of the year and while everyone is busy, employers in California should be aware of new laws and regulations that go into effect on January 1, 2018. In the spirit of the season, we are using the next “12 days of the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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