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Key California Employment Law Cases: March 2022 | Payne & Fears

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc. v. Howmedica Osteonics Corp., 28 F.4th 956 (9th Cir. 2022) Summary: Motion to transfer venue was properly denied where forum-selection clause in employment agreement was void under California Labor Code section 925. Facts: In September 2017, Jonathan L. Waber (“Waber”) was hired by Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (“HOC”) as a Joint Replacement… Read More »

Key California Employment Law Cases: January & February 2022 | Payne & Fears

Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., 12 Cal. 5th 703 (2022) Summary: Labor Code section 1102.6, not McDonnell Douglas, provides the standard for evaluating whistleblower retaliation claims under Labor Code section 1102.5. See our in-depth analysis HERE. Espinoza v. Hepta Run, Inc., 74 Cal. App. 5th 44 (2022) Summary: Federal law preempts California meal and rest… Read More »

Antioch family of 7 fears losing PG&E during the holidays as state assistance stalls

ANTIOCH, Calif. (KGO) — These are anxious times for an Antioch family of seven, facing losing their heat going into this rainy Christmas weekend. Most frustrating for this family is that it doesn’t have to be this way. The state has already offered to pays its utility bills. So what’s the holdup? Edwina Johnson plays… Read More »

Family Attorney Fears Tax Decision Smuggles Religion Into Family Law

shot of word marriage getty Family law attorney Sue Moss thinks that Judge Emin Toro of the United States Tax Court has done a great disservice to women, particularly Orthodox Jewish women, in his decision in the case of the Estate of Semone Grossman. She fears that this decision of a federal court may smuggle inequitable… Read More »