Monthly Archives: October 2013

Employer Liable for Employee’s Accident During Commute

California Court of Appeals Rules Employer Liable for Employee’s Accident During Commute Home A ruling made by the California Court of Appeals has expanded the circumstances in which an employer may be liable for an employee’s tortious acts under the doctrine … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Allows Class Action Challenging On-Duty Meal Breaks

California’s Ninth Circuit Allows Class Action Challenging On-Duty Meal Breaks If you thought the Brinker case marked the end of rest and meal break litigation for California employers, think again. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court … Continue reading

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Court Rules Abercrombie & Fitch Failed to Accommodate Employee

California Federal Court Rules Abercrombie & Fitch Failed to Accommodate When It Banned Its Employee From Wearing Her Hijab A California District Court has ruled in favor of a Muslim employee of Abercrombie & Fitch who claimed Abercrombie failed to … Continue reading

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Third Party Allowed to Sue Insurer for Bad Faith

California Court of Appeals Allows Third Party to Sue Insurer for Bad Faith On June 18th, the California Court of Appeals ruled that a third party was permitted to sue an insurer for bad faith denial of claims. In Barnes … Continue reading

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California Law Limits an Employer’s Recovery of Attorneys Fees

New California Law Limits an Employer’s Recovery of Attorneys Fees & Costs as a Prevailing Party  On August 26th, Governor Brown approved Senate Bill No. 462 to amend section 218.5 of the Labor Code in relation to the recovery of attorneys … Continue reading

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