As of last week, employers, co-workers, and teachers may now seek ex parte gun violence restraining orders against individuals shown to present a substantial likelihood of danger of self-harm or…

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On December 18, 2019, Hirschfeld Kraemer attorneys Kirstin Muller, Alison Hamer, Benjamin Treger, and China Westfall presented a one-hour webinar, “California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide.” The webinar provided a comprehensive overview…

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2019 California Legislative Update For Employers It’s been a busy session for the California Legislature, passing multiple employment-related bills that Governor Newsom has signed or that are awaiting his signature….

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We enter 2017 with a new President, a polarized electorate, an incomplete Supreme Court, and an increasingly isolated California. Against this dramatic backdrop, Glen Kraemer will examine the most important…

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Number 37: The Supreme Court Raises The Bar On Proving Retaliation Throughout this series, we have discussed how common retaliation claims have become and how challenging the courts have found…

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Number 32: Understanding Retaliation Claims Under Title VII and the Employee’s Good Faith Belief Requirement One of the plaintiffs’ bar’s perennial favorite claims is the amorphous and, hence, ubiquitous retaliation claim. …

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Every year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) releases statistics reflecting how often various claims are presented to them.  And every year one claim stands heads and shoulders above the…

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In California, a plaintiff alleging retaliation  can survive summary judgment, or prevail at trial, simply by showing that her protected activity was a “substantial motivating factor” in her adverse employment…

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In case you slept late this morning, you missed a flurry of activity in the world of employment law.  The U.S. Supreme Court issued a trio of decisions which affect…

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On May 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to hear its first-ever Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower case in Lawson v. FMR LLC et al.  The lower court’s controversial…

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