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California’s Wage Equality Law:  Will a Rise in Social Awareness  and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s Wage Equality Law: Will a Rise in Social Awareness and Litigation Lead the Way to a Rise in Pay?

California’s 2016 Fair Pay Act which strengthens California’s pay equality statute, is suggested to possibly be “the nation’s most aggressive attempt” to close the salary gap between men and women.

Recent Developments in Paga Litigation

Recent Developments in Paga Litigation

SB 836, effective June 27, 2016, made important changes in PAGA requirements. Except as otherwise noted, the requirements apply prospectively to all PAGA cases pending as of June 2016 and to all PAGA claims initiated thereafter.

March 2016 - Litigation Edition

March 2016 – Litigation Edition

Highlights of the March Contra Costa Lawyer Litigation edition include articles on discovery sanctions, forensic expert cross-examination, police excessive force cases and more.

October 2014 - Litigation/Bankruptcy

October 2014 – Litigation/Bankruptcy

Highlights of the October 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on bankruptcy, the Sham Guaranty Defense, Right to Repair Act, equity stripping and more.

What to Do if Your Civil Litigation Client Files Bankruptcy

What to Do if Your Civil Litigation Client Files Bankruptcy

The answer definitely is not to continue with the litigation as though nothing has changed.

Alternative Litigation Funders

Alternative Litigation Funders

Litigation funders also argue that they are like insurance companies, but insurance companies are highly regulated, and funders are not regulated at all. Moreover, insurance companies don’t charge 40 percent a year.

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to obtain and implement a writ of attachment in a financial elder abuse case.

Developing a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Developing a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Are you happy? It sounds like a simple question, but it is a surprisingly difficult one for many people to answer.  We all have multi-faceted lives and being happy in one area of our lives may or may not correlate to being happy in another. Work is an area where many people find the concept […]

Chelsea Dunton

Interview with Chelsea Dunton, Boston Marathon Runner

Chelsea Dunton has been an attorney with the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review since September 2015. Dunton’s practice is focused on disability decisions at appeals hearings. Prior to working for the SSA, Dunton worked for a private firm primarily in the areas of construction, employment, and general business litigation. Dunton is […]

Contra Costa Lawyer July 2017 Issue: Employment Law Issue

The Employment Law Issue browse, view online, or download Features: Mind the Gap: The Increasing Divide Between California and Federal Employment Laws Under the Trump Administration, by Wendy Coats, Bailey Bifoss and Carolyn Pham California’s Wage Equality Law: Will a Rise in Social Awareness and Litigation Lead the Way to Rise in Pay?, by Yen Chau […]

What You Should Know about the Private Attorneys General Act in 2017

What You Should Know about the Private Attorneys General Act in 2017

This article is a top-level summary of how California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) works. PAGA has been revised several times, and has been the subject of many appellate court decisions, since it was first introduced in 2004.

Recent Developments in California Rest Period and Day-of-Rest Law

Recent Developments in California Rest Period and Day-of-Rest Law

The monetary costs of non-compliance can be substantial under California’s rest period laws—an eligible employee who does not receive his or her paid rest periods can seek recovery for premium pay of up to two additional hours of pay each day, at the employee’s regular rate of pay, for up to the past four years’ of employment

Employment Law and the Changing Political Scene

Employment Law and the Changing Political Scene

With the heat of summer comes passion, enthusiasm, vacation and much desired rest (well, for some). You will find this and more as you pass through the July Employment Law edition of the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. The Employment Law edition is a welcome read for attorneys in all areas of practice as we are […]

Summer Employment – Quick Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Summer Employment – Quick Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls

What should you do if you suspect an employee is using “sick time” for time off other than “sick,” such as for a beach visit or other non-health-related events?

Lien Strips Revisited

Lien Strips Revisited

At the time of the prior article, the law was unsettled as to whether or not lien strips were available in the Chapter 20 context. Since that time, the Ninth Circuit has weighed in, holding definitively that lien strips are available in Chapter 20…