The High Price of BYOD: Managing Legal Risk for Employers

Bringing your own device (BYOD) has been the single most radical shift for employers since computers invaded the workplace, but it comes with a costly new price tag for California employers.

Why Make Employees Stand All Day?

There has been a steady stream of seating cases, in many cases against retail stores, where cashiers stand all day, and against those banks that require tellers to stand unremittingly at the counter.

Keeping Up with California Regulations Means New Workplace Policies & Training

Regulations applying to Heat Illness Prevention and governing leave under the California Family Rights Act have recently been updated.

Is Your Worker an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

An employer is not immune from liability for misclassification simply because the worker signed a written contract agreeing to be treated as an independent contractor.

The Mythical Unpaid Intern

If an organization derives any immediate advantage from the activities of an intern, then this fact alone will likely transform an intern into a legal employee.

An Overview of Employment Arbitration Agreements

Employment attorneys need to be familiar with the pros and cons of arbitration, its requirements and limitations, as well as the legal theories to invalidate such agreements.

  • Spotlight

  • Pro Bono Spotlight: Gabriela Odell

    Pro Bono Spotlight: Gabriela Odell

    Our quarterly Pro Bono Spotlight is a chance to recognize and thank those individuals who help allow basic services and justice to remain accessible. We will accept nominations on an ongoing basis.

  • Contra Costa’s New Pro Bono Wills Clinic

    Contra Costa’s New Pro Bono Wills Clinic

    This new service provides free simple wills, Advance Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney to low-income residents ages 60 and over.

  • Restaurant Review: Fleming's Steakhouse

    Restaurant Review: Fleming’s Steakhouse

    The Lobster Mac & Cheese was terrific. It was bursting with flavor with just the right amount crusting on the top, and the lobster was just the right blend with the cheese.

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  • News & Updates

  • Comedy Night 2015 [photos]

    Comedy Night 2015 [photos]

    Justice James Marchiano (ret.) emceed the event and we were thoroughly entertained by Robin Cee as the opening act and Auggie Smith as the headliner.

  • Food From the Bar Drive Raised Over $51,000!

    Food From the Bar Drive Raised Over $51,000!

    After a two-week fundraising blitz by 34 large and small law offices in the county, the winners of the 2015 Food from the Bar Competition have been determined.

  • Gala Reception 2015: Save the Date

    Gala Reception 2015: Save the Date

    This year, the CCCBA’s Bar Fund Gala Reception will be in support of the Family Justice Center’s Legal Incubator Project. The reception will be on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at the Lafayette Park Hotel.

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  • Inside

  • Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, July 2015

    Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, July 2015

    The work environment has changed dramatically over recent years, with employers facing new challenges. Don’t forget that new paid sick leave laws covering nearly every employer in this state have taken effect.

  • Inside: Guest Editor's Column, June 2015

    Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, June 2015

    In today’s day and age, the concept of privacy is a quickly changing one. We will lose our “right to privacy” not because someone has wrested it from us, but because we have given it away.

  • Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, May 2015

    Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, May 2015

    Family law cases have the potential to cross over with almost every other practice area. It was my goal for this edition to highlight a few of the crossover issues that can arise in a family law case.

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  • Civil Cases Gathering Dust

    Civil Cases Gathering Dust

    People seeking redress for abysmal living conditions—no working heat, or pervasive mold, for example—may not have the financial luxury of waiting years for a trial, choosing instead to abandon the case and uproot their families.

  • Inns of Court: Bad Lawyering is no Fairy Tale

    Inns of Court: Bad Lawyering is no Fairy Tale

    The Bakers wanted to sue the witch, but needed to find an attorney. They met with the Big Bad Wolf who agreed to take the case, but only if the Bakers signed a will distributing all of their assets to Wolf.

  • Don't Miss the 2015 Law Practice Management Series

    Don’t Miss the 2015 Law Practice Management Series

    Our next program is on June 17: Everyone’s Doing It: The Explicit Effect of Implicit Bias. Only $20 per program for members!

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