There is NO such thing as a short mediation. Mediations work because of the time it takes to conduct the negotiations.
A recently released report analyzed the public health implications of two of California’s proposed initiatives to legalize recreational cannabis in 2016, focusing on the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (more commonly known as the “AUMA” initiative) and criticizing the initiative for not effectively addressing public health concerns and for creating the opportunity for a political, profit-driven industry like “Big Marijuana” to take over.
It is not surprising that sparks may fly in the workplace, considering that most Americans spend more time at work than they do anywhere else.
Public transit continues to be a major focus throughout Southern California, with virtually all of the county transportation agencies planning or undertaking important passenger rail projects throughout the region.
Court Dismisses Coverage Action Where Claims Were Made Before Policy Period and Barred by Prior and Pending Litigation Exclusion
A California federal court has held that a professional liability policy does not afford coverage for claims against an insured individual, who was serving as executor of his father’s estate, by his stepmother because those claims related to earlier claims by the stepmother before the policy period.
PERB Leaves Open the Question As to Whether an Employee Has a Right to Union Representation During a Performance Evaluation Meeting
The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has long held that employees are entitled to union representation if they are required to attend a meeting where they have a reasonable belief that discipline may result from the meeting (Weingarten rights).
Since passage of California’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (“MMRSA“), some California cities and counties have already started to make their own local laws in response.
A federal district court, applying California law, has held that a “no voluntary payment” provision precluded coverage for defense expenses voluntarily incurred by an insured pursuant to its agreement to indemnify its directors and officers prior to providing notice to the insurer of its indemnity obligation.
California Court Okays Employer’s Formula Used to Calculate Overtime Compensation On Flat-Sum Bonuses
A recent California Court of Appeal decision sheds light on what formula an employer may use to calculate overtime pay for an employee who receives a flat sum attendance bonus in the same pay period it was earned.
In California trust administrations, the trustee is in the driver’s seat. The trustee marshals the assets, deals with creditors, and (except in the case of ongoing trusts) gets them distributed out to the beneficiaries in fractional shares per the terms of the trust.