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Employment Law at the Movies: You Can't Go Wrong Watching These Workplace Documentaries

Employment Law at the Movies: You Can’t Go Wrong Watching These Workplace Documentaries

“Inequality for All”: This movie adds new perspective to this year’s discussion on raising the federal minimum wage.

Pro Bono Spotlight: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

Pro Bono Spotlight: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

The LAS-ELC offers low-income workers throughout California free and confidential information regarding their employment rights through its Workers’ Rights Clinic.

Employment Law Section MCLE Breakfast [photos]

Employment Law Section MCLE Breakfast [photos]

On May 10th, the Employment Law Section held an MCLE breakfast on the topic of: Violence in the Workplace: Employer Obligations, Legal Issues and Threat Assessments.

April 2013 - Employment Law Edition

April 2013 – Employment Law Edition

Highlights of the April 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about employment law basics, employment tax and more.

Employment Law Basics for Business Lawyers

Employment Law Basics for Business Lawyers

As advisors to business clients and in many instances employers themselves, attorneys face the daunting task of keeping current with numerous employment laws and regulations. The last session of the California legislature added to the mix. What follows is a summary of some newly enacted employment legislation that may affect attorneys and their clients.

September 2014 - Employment Edition

September 2014 – Employment Edition

Highlights of the September 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on overtime compensation, emotional distress damages, prevailing party fees and more.

Admissibility of a Plaintiff’s Immigration Status in California Employment and Personal Injury Cases

Admissibility of a Plaintiff’s Immigration Status in California Employment and Personal Injury Cases

Undocumented workers may be more incentivized now to seek redress for wrongful employment practices, notwithstanding their immigration status.

Summer Program Gives Students a “Crash Course” in the Realities of Being a Lawyer

Summer Program Gives Students a “Crash Course” in the Realities of Being a Lawyer

By offering these students a realistic depiction of the daily life of attorneys, they might be able to identify whether these realities matched up with their career expectations.

July 2013 - Criminal Law Edition

July 2013 – Criminal Law Edition

Highlights of the July 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about criminal court budget cuts, side effects of the Realignment Legislation, defense counsel ethics and more.

 The JD Road Less Traveled: Non-Standard Careers for Law School Grads

The JD Road Less Traveled: Non-Standard Careers for Law School Grads

Numerous professional careers are enhanced by legal education. The way law students are trained to write, research, analyze, articulate an argument and comprehend massive amounts of information lends itself to careers in marketing, high-level management, science, economic development, data analysis and technical careers. Community associations, social work organizations, human services departments, government social agencies, employment assistance offices, city planning commissions and family services groups can also greatly benefit from employees with legal expertise.

Coffee Talk: What do you wish you had learned in law school?

Coffee Talk: What do you wish you had learned in law school?

I wish I had learned more concrete practical things in law school. For example, in Civil Procedure, I would have liked to have at least seen an example of a pleading or a discovery request …

The Future of Law in Admissions to the California State Bar

The Future of Law in Admissions to the California State Bar

The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California charged the Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform with examining whether the State Bar of California should develop a regulatory requirement for a pre-admission practical skills training program and, if so, proposing such a program for submission to the Supreme Court.

Tomorrow's Lawyer

Tomorrow’s Lawyer

The agent of change is the cost of legal advice and representation. The practice of law is going to change. We need to develop practices where clients seek the advice, experience or expertise that they cannot find online.

Ethical Guidelines for Practicing in a Virtual Law Office

Ethical Guidelines for Practicing in a Virtual Law Office

Virtual law practice is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to the traditional physical law office. It is clear, however, that lawyers practicing in a virtual law office need to comply with employment laws and the rules of professional conduct.

To Withhold or Not to Withhold: The Employment Tax Consequences of Settlements and Judgments

To Withhold or Not to Withhold: The Employment Tax Consequences of Settlements and Judgments

Litigation arising out of employment is a fact of life. When those cases conclude with payment, there are tax consequences that have to be addressed. This article provides a short primer on common tax issues associated with these cases.

Have an Employment Claim that Would Benefit from Early Resolution? Here are some Resources

Have an Employment Claim that Would Benefit from Early Resolution? Here are some Resources

California courts face an extremely challenging budget situation that may significantly slow the resolution of employment law related (and other civil) claims. For attorneys handling, or litigants dealing with, employment law claims, there are some alternatives to resorting to court to get claims resolved. These include the California Labor Commissioner’s Office (for wage and hour claims), and for harassment/discrimination claims: the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As access to the Courts becomes increasingly limited, attorneys handling employment claims will need to become well versed in the array of alternatives that exist.

Inside: Kids & the Law

Kids and the law. What do you think of when you hear those words together? Maybe you think about skipping school or getting caught at a party with some beer or maybe it is more sinister- maybe you think of gangs, Juvenile Hall or kids “in the system.”

Partners in Love and Law - Top Ten Tips for “Couples in Business and Bed Together”

Partners in Love and Law – Top Ten Tips for “Couples in Business and Bed Together”

From courtroom to bedroom, couples in the legal profession are making it work together.

Law school not only helped produce great lawyers; in some cases, love partners. Other legal practitioners found themselves in Love and Law later in their careers. Some have decided to hang a single shingle and combine their law practice.

Thank You for Your Support of the Elder Law Center and the Law Center’s Pro Bono Efforts!

The Law Center (“TLC”), and the Elder Law Center (“ELC”), along with its Board of Directors would like to gratefully thank all the Members of the

The Sobering Truth: Facing Substance Abuse in the Practice of Law

Earn one hour of Detection/ Prevention of Substance Abuse MCLE credit by reading the article below and answering the questions of the Self-Study MCLE test. Send your answers, along with a check for $20, to the address on the test form.