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Weintraub Tobin Announces the Addition of Vida L. Thomas to Our Labor & Employment Team

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Reductions in Force, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Trade Secrets and Competition, Uncategorized, Wage & Hour

The Labor and Employment Law group is proud to announce the addition of Vida L. Thomas to our team.  An AV-rated attorney who has practiced employment law for over 20 years, Vida has recently joined Weintraub Tobin as Of Counsel and will head up the Firm’s workplace investigations unit.  She began her career at Kronick… Continue Reading

WEBINAR – How To Become Nancy Drew: Conducting An Effective Workplace Investigation

Posted in Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Harassment, Labor Law, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

Summary of Program Join Weintraub Tobin employment attorney, Beth West, as she discusses the fundamentals of an effective workplace investigation. Program Highlights The duty to investigate Determining who will do the investigation Tips for conducting the investigation Preparation Witness Interviews Documentation The consequences for a poorly planned or incomplete investigation The consequences for failing to… Continue Reading

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law

Summary of Program The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years.  The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the… Continue Reading

Space Still Available for Upcoming Seminar (Orange County): Think You’re Up On The Current Laws? April Fools

Posted in Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Trade Secrets and Competition, Wage & Hour

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2013 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2014. Program Highlights New Federal and State Legislation and Regulatory Requirements Updates in the World of Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Law… Continue Reading

Upcoming Seminar (Orange County): Think You’re Up On The Current Laws? April Fools!

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Uncategorized, Wage & Hour

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2013 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2014. Program Highlights New Federal and State Legislation and Regulatory Requirements Updates in the World of Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Law… Continue Reading

Roughneck Hazing Lands Nabors Drilling in a Blowout of a Verdict

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District upheld a $150,000 sexual harassment verdict and a $680,000 attorneys’ fee award against one of the Countries’ largest rigging and drilling company, Nabors.  Given the nature of the allegations and the size of the award against the drilling tycoon, expect to see… Continue Reading

Unpublished Court of Appeals Case Applies “Sufficiently Pervasive or Severe” Standard

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law

On July 13, 2013, in an unpublished decision, the Second Court of Appeal reversed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a sexual harassment case on the grounds that plaintiff had not adequately pleaded a “hostile environment” theory.  For those interested in understanding what employers should not do in response to a harassment or discrimination complaint,… Continue Reading

Who’s the Boss? New Bill Seeks to Redefine “Supervisor” Under Title VII

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations

Last year, the Supreme Court finally clarified the long open question: “Who is a Supervisor under Title VII?” As discussed in our previous post, in Vance, the Supreme Court held that a supervisor is someone who is “empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions” against a complaining employee. Essentially, a “supervisor” – or… Continue Reading

Weintraub Tobin’s 2014 Labor & Employment Seminars and Training Schedule

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Reductions in Force, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Trade Secrets and Competition, Wage & Hour

Hot off the print press –  Weintraub Tobin’s 2014 Labor and Employment Training and Seminar Schedule is now available.   Click here for a copy of the schedule. Our Employment Law Update is scheduled for January 16, 2014 (Sacramento) and January 23, 2014 (San Francisco).   Seating is limited so register early to reserve your spot.  Please contact… Continue Reading

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law

Summary of Program The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years. The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the… Continue Reading

Who is the Supervisor? Supreme Court Resolves Long Simmering Question Under Title VII

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law

By:  Chuck Post In Vance v. Ball State University, the Supreme Court clarified a long open question, “Who is a supervisor under Title VII?” The question is important because employers are directly responsible for employee harassment by a supervisor. In the case of worker harassment of a co-worker, however, employer liability is less direct. In the… Continue Reading

Upcoming Training: Mandatory AB1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law

The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years. The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all the requirements outlined in the regulations. If you… Continue Reading

The Real Story Behind the $167 Million Verdict

Posted in Harassment, Labor Law

By: Brendan J. Begley Making national headlines today is the news of a physician’s assistant who obtained an astronomical $167 million jury verdict against her employer in a Sacramento federal court. Going largely unreported, however, is information about the case (Ani Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West) that should be noted by employers in the healthcare… Continue Reading

Weintraub’s L&E Law Blog is in the Top 25

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Reductions in Force, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Trade Secrets and Competition, Wage & Hour

By: Chuck Post Over the last year, Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin has tripled the size of its employment law department. In addition to enhancing the services we can provide to our clients, this growth has allowed us to continue presenting our quality seminars and maintaining our Labor and Employment Law Blog. Our results… Continue Reading

Vote for Weintraub’s L&E Law Blog!

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Reductions in Force, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Trade Secrets and Competition, Wage & Hour

Big news! Weintraub’s L&E Law Blog is one of the nominated candidates for the LexisNexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs of 2011. We need your help! Click here, log onto the Labor and Employment Law Community and then leave a comment at the bottom of the page saying “I vote for The Labor &… Continue Reading

The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Participating in a Discrimination Investigation may Constitute “Opposition” to Illegal Conduct for Title VII Retaliation Purposes: Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee

Posted in Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

In 2002, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee (Metro), began looking into rumors of sexual harassment by one of its employees, Gene Hughes. A member of Metro’s human resources department asked plaintiff Vicky Crawford (a 30-year Metro employee) whether she had witnessed any of Hughes’ “inappropriate behavior.” Crawford, who was not the subject… Continue Reading

Harris v. Cobra Constr. (3d Cir. 2008)

Posted in Harassment

Two African-American employees claimed that the owner of the company pointed a sawed-off shotgun at them and made threatening, racially-biased remarks. These events occurred while the employees were witnesses to a confrontation between the owner and a business agent. The employees claimed they experienced apprehension of imminent harmful contact and as a result felt forced… Continue Reading