Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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One California Street
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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
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Worker’s Compensation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Wisconsin
Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Maine Ups the Ante on Debt Collection Licensing

The State of Maine recently enacted legislation that greatly expands those entities required to obtain a debt collection license. Previously, a debt collector needed to obtain a license if it was attempting to collect a debt…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

A Win for "Gig-Economy" Employers in California

In a win for California’s “gig economy employers,” a California District Court held earlier this week that Chicago-based GrubHub, Inc. properly classified a food delivery driver as an independent contractor, not an employee…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Labor & Employment Newsletter - February 2018

There is no denying that technology—hardware and software—has greatly enhanced the workplace. But with this digital technology revolution come new risks of improper disclosure, lost data, exposure of trade secrets, potential…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Read Before You Leap: Providing Telephone Number To Communicate With Collector Does Not Overshadow Validation Rights

The New Jersey federal court has rejected a claim that providing a debtor with a telephone number and other options to communicate with a collector does not overshadow required language that the debtor must dispute the debt in…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Informing Illinois Newsletter - February 2018

Illinois Supreme Court Set to Consider Whether a Court Order Can Preempt a FOIA Request - The Illinois Supreme Court is set to determine whether an agency or municipality may refuse to disclose a document requested under the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Securities Law

Temporary Employees in Wisconsin Now Able to Bring Tort Suits for Work Injuries Despite Worker's Compensation Act's Exclusive Remedy Provision

In a game-changing decision, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently ruled that temporary employees who have not filed a compensation claim under Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Act may sue their temporary employer in tort. In…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Business Records Exception Used to Attack Foreclosure Action in Maine Supreme Court

The Maine Supreme Court, using a recent interpretation of the business records exception to the hearsay rule under Maine law, has raised questions regarding mortgage loan servicers' ability to foreclose on defaulted borrowers…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

2017 EEO-1 Reporting is Open and Due by March 31

Annual EEO-1 reports are due by March 31, 2018. Employers may begin submitting reports any time now that the necessary EEO-1 report website is open. This report will reflect employment data on race, ethnicity, sex, by job…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New Tax Law Provides Employer Tax Credit for Compensation Paid to Employees While on Family and Medical Leave

The new federal tax law, signed by President Trump in December, contains a number of provisions that will impact the workplace and employers. In a previous alert, we described how the new tax law eliminated the ability to claim…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Disqualification Not Mandatory when an Attorney Switches Sides in a Pending Case but Stays at the New Law Firm Only for a Brief Time

California Self-Insurers' Security Fund v. The Superior Court of Orange County, Activcare Living, Real Parties in Interest, California Court of Appeals Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, Case Number G054981 (01-26-2018)…more
 /  Civil Procedure

The CFPB is not going anywhere—Except Maybe the U.S. Supreme Court—Following DC Circuit en banc Decision

We've been following PHH's longstanding challenge of the CFPB's imposition of a fine against it for alleged RESPA kickback violations, through which elemental questions regarding the Bureau's constitutionality were tested…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Consumer Financial Services: What to Expect in 2018

2017 was a highly volatile year for the consumer financial services industry, featuring significant court rulings, regulatory changes and other developments…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Unringing of the Bells, Part Two: The DOL

1. The Return of the Wage and Hour Division Administrator Opinion Letter - Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) reissued seventeen (17) Opinion Letters which were originally published…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

CEO Does Not Get Whistleblower Protections for His Opinions

In order to get whistleblower protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, whistleblowers have to subjectively believe that fraud was occurring, their belief has to be reasonable, and they have to make a report to the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

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
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