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Employment Law Perspective

Employment Law Perspective

Most private employers do NOT have the right to request an employee’s criminal history. However, there are exceptions.

July 2015 - Employment Law Edition

July 2015 – Employment Law Edition

Highlights of the July 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Employment Law edition include articles on updated California workplace regulations, unpaid interns, BYOD and more.

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.

Employment Practices Liability Coverage: What Every California Employer Should Know

Employment Practices Liability Coverage: What Every California Employer Should Know

Employment claims are very frequent and chances are that every employer will face them as part of doing business at one or more times during the existence of its business.

June 2016 - Criminal Law Edition

June 2016 – Criminal Law Edition

Highlights of the June 2016 Contra Costa Lawyer – Criminal Law edition include the story of a fictitious family that had a brush with the law. Guest Editor Mary P. Carey and her fellow authors give the reader a well rounded view of the ramifications from perspectives of: the District Attorney, immigration attorney, defense attorney, juvenile law attorney , a juvenile Justice’s perspective, family law and employment law attorneys.

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Turning that Bundle of Joy into Dollars

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Turning that Bundle of Joy into Dollars

For parents, and especially new parents, are you sure you have claimed all of your applicable family/child tax benefits?

Effective Uses of Social Media in Family Law

Effective Uses of Social Media in Family Law

It is important to remember that what may seem like an innocent “like,” post, check-in or picture may end up being used as evidence against in a divorce or child custody proceeding.

An Overview of Employment Arbitration Agreements

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.

Is There a Glass Ceiling as Lawyers Climb the Law Firm Ladder?

Is There a Glass Ceiling as Lawyers Climb the Law Firm Ladder?

Is bias an ethical issue? The answer to this question is increasingly “yes.” In the past 20 years, many states have passed disciplinary rules prohibiting discrimination by lawyers.

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.