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Last month, the California Supreme Court published Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California, a decision that provides additional insight into overtime calculations for employees that receive bonuses.

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It's graduation season and an exciting time for grads and their parents.  Soon they will be off to college and embarking on new adventures and have new responsibilities.  They will pick classes, decide how late to stay up since mom or dad won't be nagging them to go to bed; they will open bank accounts and make healthcare decisions. But what if something happens to them at college and you want to talk to the school? The bank? A doctor? What if god forbid they get hurt and can't speak for themselves?  While you may think, as their parent, you have a say, think again! 

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Business, Employment:  March 28, 2018

Meal and Rest Breaks – Hedging the Rogue Employee

On March 23, 2018, the First Appellate Court of the State of California published Serrano v. Aerotek, Inc., a decision that found an employer was not liable for meal and rest break violations where their employee handbook laid out clear lawful policies, the employee acknowledged receipt of those policies, and the employee simply went rogue and didn’t comply.  

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Many Bay Area people collect valuable personal property such as cars, motorcycles, musical instruments, jewelry, and/or fine art. These items need to be considered separately in the estate planning process. 

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In its recent decision in Solus Industrial Innovations, Inc. v. Superior Court,  the California Supreme Court found that California district attorneys and employees can sue employers under California’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) based on alleged Cal/OSHA violations.  The Solus ruling grants California district attorneys broader authority to prosecute employers for Cal/OSHA violations, seek injunctions and request significantly higher penalties than previously allowed. 

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