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Publications: Labor & Employment

All Employers, Including California Employers, Should Review their Compensation Practices for White Collar Employees, RJO Update, May 2016, by Virginia K. Young, Sharon Ongerth Rossi and Gayle M. Athanacio

New State Legislation Offers Protection to Small Businesses From Predatory Disabled Access Lawsuits, RJO Update, May 2016, by Dennis C. Huie and David M. Scolari

California Employers: New Harassment and Discrimination Regulations Go Into Effect April 1, 2016, RJO Update, March 2016, by Virginia K. Young, Gayle M. Athanacio and Sharon Ongerth Rossi

New California Family Rights Act Regulations: Employers with 50 or More Employees in California Should Ensure Existing Policies, Practices, Forms and Postings Are up to Date, RJO Update, July 2015, by Virginia K. Young, Aaron M. Scolari and Sharon Ongerth Rossi

California Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave Benefits to Most Employees, RJO Update, July 2015, by Sharon Ongerth Rossi and Virginia K. Young

Key Changes to California Employment Law in 2015, RJO Update, January 2015, by Gayle M. Athanacio, Virginia K. Young and Sharon Ongerth Rossi

Employers Must Reimburse California Employees Required To Use Their Personal Cell Phones For Work Related Calls Even If The Employees Incur No Expense RJO Update, September 2014, by Gayle M. Athanacio and Virginia K. Young

San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect August 13, 2014: San Francisco Private Employers and City Contractors and Subcontractors Face Significant New Restrictions on Inquiries and Use of Criminal History, RJO Update, July 2014, by Gayle M. Athanacio, Virginia K. Young and Sharon Ongerth Rossi

Key Changes to Employment Law in 2013, RJO Update, December 2012, by Gayle M. Athanacio, Dennis C. Huie and Sharon Ongerth Rossi

Labor and Employment Newsletter -- Some Employers May Not Be Able to Afford Unpaid Interns
April 20, 2012, co-authored by Sharon Ongerth Rossi and Christine Liyanto

Labor and Employment New Laws Alert -- California Supreme Court Issues its Long Awaited Decision in Brinker (PDF)
April 12, 2012, co-authored by Gayle M. Athanacio and Sharon Ongerth Rossi

Labor and Employment New Laws Alert -- Significant Changes to California Employment Laws for 2012 (PDF)
December 27, 2011, co-authored by Gayle M. Athanacio, Charlie Y. Chou and Sharon Ongerth Rossi

The Supreme Court's decision in Dukes significantly alters the landscape for litigating employment class actions in discrimination cases (PDF)
July 8, 2011, Dennis C. Huie and Christine S. Liyanto

Case Law Update: Mental Disabilities -- Disability Discrimination (PDF)
April 13, 2011, by Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

Employment Law Update (PDF) held at the PARMA Annual Conference, 2010-11,
Dennis C. Huie, co-speaker

Case Law Update: Disability -- Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodation (PDF)
August 27, 2010, by Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

Client Alert: Effective June 21, 2010, New Labor Law Posting Requirements for Federal Contractors" Click here to learn more (PDF)

The Best Defense (PDF) -- The California Supreme Court Holds That An Effective Anti-Harassment Policy Will Help Prevent Sexual Harassment and Limit Exposure to Damages, Employment Law Update -- December 2003


Accommodations and the Interactive Process Under the FEHA (PDF)
Presented at the Northern California Human Resources Association 2002 Annual Conference on September 30, 2002
by Aaron P. Silberman and Dennis C. Huie

Senate Bill 476 -- Shifting the Burden of Proof in Summary Judgment Motions to the Defense
Article distributed to clients, July 2001
by Renée D. Wasserman and Alexis J. Morris

Expansion of California's Disability Discrimination Laws
Article distributed to clients, February 2001
by Renée D. Wasserman and Connie M. Teevan

Open Question (PDF) -- Viewpoint: The California Supreme Court, and new legislation, could significantly alter the landscape for attorneys who are contemplating litigation under workplace disability laws.
Verdicts & Settlements, July 7, 2000
by Aaron P. Silberman and Dennis C. Huie

Market Value (PDF) - attorney profile of Renee D. Wasserman
by Deborah Rosenthal, Verdicts & Settlements, June 2, 2000

"High Court Weighs Employer Discretion in Terminations"
San Francisco Daily Journal, October 6, 1997, Page 5
by Renée D. Wasserman and E. Sean McLoughlin

"Age Discrimination: A Grocery Clerk Who Was Fired at Age 54" - Defense Verdict
BNA's Employment Discrimination Report, July 9, 1997
by Renée D. Wasserman

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