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Jamboree Center
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

United States Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that arbitration agreements which mandate individualized resolution of claims (as opposed to class or collective resolution) are enforceable under the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

[Webinar] New Test for Independent Contractor Classification - May 16th, 10:00am PT

The California Supreme Court's decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court signals a sharp turn away from the standard that has been applied for decades in determining whether a worker is correctly classified as an independent…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court Takes a Sharp Turn in Decision Involving Classification of Delivery Drivers

The California Supreme Court has taken a significant step away from the long-used multifactor test to determine whether individual workers are employees or independent contractors, and toward a test that presumes workers in…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Utah 2018 Legislative Report: Employment Law Developments

The 2018 General Session of the Utah Legislature saw significant developments in some areas of employment law, while in other areas Salt Lake City or other states implemented changes that may point to further action in future…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Key California Employment Law Cases: March 2018

This month’s two key California employment law cases are both significant decisions involving wage and hour laws. Alvarado v. DART Container Corp. of Cal., 4 Cal. 5th 542 (2018) - Summary: California formula for…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Nevada Supreme Court Affirms that Arbitration Agreements in CC&Rs are Binding and Enforceable

In a win for residential developers seeking an alternative forum to resolve construction-defect claims, the Nevada Supreme Court rules that arbitration agreements in CC&Rs are enforceable. Based on the following, the court…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Is the "Gig" Up? The On-Demand Economy in 2018

On February 8, 2018, Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley found that couriers for the tech/food delivery service company GrubHub, Inc. (“GrubHub”) were properly classified as independent contractors. Judge Corley made this…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Key California Employment Law Cases: February 2018

Rojas v. HSBC Card Services Inc., 228 Cal. Rptr. 3d 640 (2018)- Summary: Installing recording device and recording calls on company phones renders actions intentional under California Invasion of Privacy Act…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

California Supreme Court Clarifies Calculation of Overtime on Flat Sum Bonuses

On March 5, 2018, in a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California clarified how employers must calculate the regular rate of pay for purposes of compensating an…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Key California Employment Law Cases: January 2018

This month’s key California employment law cases both involve jury trials of discrimination claims, and the extent to which the plaintiffs were able to recover attorney’s fees and damages…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

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
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