A federal court in California has held that an investigation did not relate back to earlier lawsuits against the insured, nor was coverage barred by the policy’s prior or pending litigation exclusion, because the investigation was “shrouded in secrecy,” and it was therefore impossible to determine whether the investigation or allegations arose out of or were based upon the prior litigation.
The California Fair Pay Act, which goes into effect on January 1, 2016, prohibits employers from paying employees less than the rate paid to members of the opposite sex who perform “substantially similar” work.
Yesterday, October 6, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act, which media observers have called the nation’s most aggressive equal pay law.
On October 6, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 358 (“SB 358”), a law that substantially eases California employees’ burden in proving gender-based pay claims.
California woman, Cindy Hahn, is suing the city of Carlsbad, California, and several members of the town’s police department following an incident captured on cell phone video in which the mother of two was allegedly pinned down and punched by law enforcement officers after being pulled over for a seat belt violation.