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Setback for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Equal Pay Lawsuit

Over a year ago, U.S. women’s soccer team players Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, and 25 other members of their team initiated and filed a class action lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation Inc., alleging that the national soccer federation paid women less than members of the men’s national soccer team and subjected …

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COVID-19 Fraud: Protecting Yourself and Your Business from Scammers

More than 90% of the US population is currently under a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life as we once knew it. As individuals in the United States and the world struggle with the immediate health and economic fallout caused by this pandemic, another crisis has appeared:  fraudulent scammers …

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“Force Majeure” Clause: The Seldom-Used Contract Provision That’s Coming to the Forefront in the Wake of COVID-19

In wake of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declaring COVID-19 (coronavirus) a global pandemic, a large number of events and travel plans around the world are being canceled or postponed every hour. On March 11 and 12, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL), respectively, suspended their seasons due to …

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Introducing California Assembly Bill 5: The New Standard for Independent Contractor-Employee Classifications

In September 2019, Governor Newsom signed AB 5, which goes into effect January 1, 2020.  The Bill has finalized the standard for classification of workers as employees versus independent contractors. To understand the potential impact of this new legislation, which we believe will be extensive, it’s first important to understand the history of the independent …

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Former Google Engineer Indicted for Theft of Trade Secrets

Thinking of taking company information with you when leaving your employer?  Think again—you could face hefty fines and even wind up in prison. On August 15, 2019, the Department of Justice filed charges against former Google engineer, Anthony Levandowski, which included 33 counts of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets. According to the U.S. …

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Civil Rights Law Applies to Gay and Transgender People

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently accepted three cases to determine whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay and transgender people from discrimination by their employers.  Until the Supreme Court issues its rulings, the federal courts of appeal will remain divided on the scope of protection afforded to gay and transgender people under …

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District Court Finds Insufficient Evidence in Age Discrimination Case

White v. Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. (2019) In a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the court provided some important guidance regarding employee age discrimination claims and the showing an employee must make in order to avoid dismissal of the action through summary judgment. Stephen White, a 24-year …

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