Focus on California: Commission Plans for Non-Exempt Sales Employees Must Separately Compensate for Rest Periods
The California 2nd District Court of Appeal has concluded that a California wage order requiring employers to count “rest period time” as “hours worked for which there shall be no deduction from wages” requires employers to compensate non-exempt employees for rest periods.
Foley Warns of Risks of Section 110 Violations by Non-Lawyer Preparers
While non-lawyer bankruptcy-petition preparers provide a valuable service to potential debtors who might not be able to afford an attorney, preparers who fail to comply with Section 110 of the Bankruptcy Code put themselves and their clients at risk.
Weisshaar Reviews Rule 34 Rulings Warning Counsel About Noncompliance
Federal courts are warning that continued non-compliance with 2015 amendments to Rule 34 may result in serious penalties. Jesse Weisshaar considers three cases that highlight significant changes to the rule and suggests changes in discovery practices to ensure compliance.
Shook Attorneys Obtain Summary Judgment on Insurance Company's Duty to Defend
Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys obtained summary judgment on the duty to defend for Ohio Security Insurance Company after a policyholder was sued by a telecommunications company in an underlying lawsuit for, among other things, tortious interference with business relationships, federal trademark infringement, fraud and civil conspiracy.
Silverman, Goldberg and Wilson Discuss Legal Challenges of Emerging Technologies
Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partners Cary Silverman and Phil Goldberg, with Of Counsel Jonathan Wilson, have a co-authored a report for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform that addresses the challenges of promoting innovation and economic growth while protecting consumer safety and privacy.