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4 Park Plaza, Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614, United States
Contact: Sheenika Gandhi, Director of Marketing
Phone: (949) 851-1100
Fax: (949) 851-1212
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Utah
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

NLRB Overturns Obama-Era Limitation on Employers' Ability to Implement Changes in Union Workplaces

The National Labor Relations Board has overturned E.I. du Pont de Nemours, 364 NLRB No. 113 (2016), a 2016 decision that limited changes employers could implement in union workplaces. The Board’s reversal means that employers…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Key California Employment Law Cases: December 2017

Lopez v. Routt, 17 Cal. App. 5th 1006, 225 Cal. Rptr. 3d 851 (2017) - Facts: Plaintiff sued her employer and supervisor for harassment in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). The matter was…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Adopts Primary Beneficiary Test to Determine Whether Vocational Students Are “Employees” Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

In a case of first impression in the Ninth Circuit, Benjamin v. B&H Education, No. 15-17147 (9th Cir. December 19, 2017), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals adopted the “primary beneficiary test” to determine whether vocational…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Education, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Ends Unionizing of Micro-Units

In the final days of 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) nixed yet another Obama-Era decision, overruling a highly controversial decision in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Nevada Supreme Court Holds that Employees Have a Private Right of Action for Unpaid Wages

In a case of first impression in Nevada, Neville v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 95 (Dec. 7, 2017), the Nevada Supreme Court held that employees have a private right of action to recoup unpaid wages under…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Delivers Big Win for Employers by Overturning Controversial Obama-Era Joint Employer Test

Employers should breathe a sigh of relief. On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board overturned the dramatic expansion of the joint employer test it established just two years ago in the controversial…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Key California Employment Law Cases: October 2017

This month’s key California employment law cases involve disability discrimination claims and procedural issues related to workers’ compensation proceedings…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Non-Compete and Trade Secret Law in Utah: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t Changed and How to Prepare for What’s Ahead

The general rule in the United States has historically permitted non-competition agreements when they are reasonable in time and geographic scope. California has been the leading exception. Business and Professions Code…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

[Webinar] What’s New for California Employers for 2018: Employment Law Developments and Trends - December 13th, 10:00am PT

This one-hour session, geared toward human resources professionals and in-house attorneys, will cover legal changes impacting California employers, including a discussion of new laws, enforcement trends, and "hot topics" in…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

[Webinar] Frequently Asked Employment-Related Questions and Answers Employers Need to Know - December 8th, 10:00am MT

Every year our clients approach us seeking legal counsel and guidance on a wide range of employment-related issues. Some of these issues are unique to a particular industry; others are common to employers in general. As this…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Court Confirms Broad Coverage Under "Ongoing Operations" Endorsements

A California Court of Appeal has confirmed that additional insured endorsements (“AIE”) granting coverage for liability arising out of a named insured’s “ongoing operations,” and in effect during those “ongoing operations,” do…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Summary of Current Federal and State Pay Equity Laws

Please see full chart summarizing and comparing State and Federal Pay Equity Laws below for more information…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New E-Discovery Guidance for Companies and Litigators

Every company that uses email or stores files electronically (i.e. every company) finding itself in litigation must comply with increasingly onerous discovery obligations. While electronic storage and transmission of data makes…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Science, Computers, & Technology

Keys to the Kingdom: How Confidentiality Agreements Are Key to Keeping Business Information Secret

In today’s business environment, greater employee mobility and technological advances underscore the need to protect a company’s confidential information and trade secrets. Stories of employees departing with confidential…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

[Webinar] Insurance Questions that Every Startup and Emerging Growth Company Should be Asking Themselves - November 7th, 10:00am PT

Your start-up or emerging growth company is experiencing success and expansion. However, money remains tight and challenges abound. Among the many issues you must address is a business plan that protects you, your investment,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts
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