Federal Civil Procedure

In 2009, a tragic accident occurred at a manufacturing plant in Orange County when a water heater exploded and killed two employees. The incident was duly investigated by Cal OSHA, and criminal charges were eventually brought against two individuals. Then the Orange County District Attorney decided to seek huge civil penalties against the employer under

Copyright: ximagination / 123RF Stock Photo
Copyright: ximagination / 123RF Stock Photo

We’ve written throughout the year about new employment laws that take effect in California in 2015. But as the year winds down, here’s a handy list of the most significant ones (with links to our earlier entries).

  1. Many California employers will be required to

No need to post that NLRB poster by April 30th.  Here’s an update from Chip Zuver:

As most of you are already aware, the NLRB issued a rule requiring employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act (the Act) to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the Act, irrespective whether the employer was union

We love federal court.  Hence, we love removing actions to federal court. But the road to removal is paved with opportunities for remand.  One primary issue is how to demonstrate that the amount in controversy requirement has been met.  Typically, the plaintiff’s complaint will not pray for any specific amount of money.  So, defense counsel