Contract can limit where lawsuit is filed

  • March 06, 2018

Employers with employees who work from home or far from the main office sometimes find themselves facing litigation in a state far from the main office. Making clear up...

CFRA: Light duty OK following injury

  • March 01, 2018

A California employer didn’t violate the California Family Rights Act when it allowed a worker to return to light-duty work following an on-the-job light injury.

Lawsuit based on lies? Employer may win fees

  • January 29, 2018

Courts don’t want to dissuade employees from filing lawsuits by ordering workers to pay the employer’s legal fees. However, that’s not the case when an employee...

Cal/OSHA issuing more first-aid kit citations

  • January 25, 2018

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health—known as Cal/OSHA—is issuing more citations to employers that violate a General Industry Safety Order...

Yes, coming to work is an essential function

  • January 04, 2018

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, workers with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. But once their employers have accommodated...

Be careful rescinding offer after medical exam

  • December 28, 2017

Employers that withdraw a job offer following a pre-employment medical examination risk being sued. Counter by being able to point to a specific task or set of tasks the...

‘Boss-ectomy’ not what FEHA doctor ordered

  • December 18, 2017

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, employees who say they can’t work under a particular supervisor are not deemed to be disabled. Therefore, they...