Articles

August 02, 2017 Employer Alert: San Francisco Limits New Hire Questions
by Christine H. Long
Employment Law
July 26, 2017 Employer Alert: Transgender Employee Rights
by Ghazaleh Modarresi
Employment Law
July 20, 2017 Important Issues to Consider in Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
by Michael J. Cheng
Employment Law; Intellectual Property Litigation; Intellectual Property
July 18, 2017 Employers Mandated to Disclose Domestic Violence Leave Rights
by Christine H. Long
Employment Law
July 12, 2017 A Win for Employers on the ‘Joint Employer’ Doctrine
by Ghazaleh Modarresi
Employment Law
July 05, 2017 New Addition to the State Density Bonus Law Extends Incentives to Commercial Developers
by Michael C. Branson
Real Estate Transactions; Real Estate Litigation
June 28, 2017 Employer Alert: Some Local Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1, 2017
by Christine H. Long
Employment Law
June 06, 2017 Planning for the Succession of Wealth under President Trump and a Republican Congress
by Justin D. Prueitt
Probate & Trust Litigation; Probate & Trust Administration; Trusts & Estates
May 17, 2017 Considering the Tax and Non-Tax Motivations Behind Planning for the Transfer of Wealth
by Justin D. Prueitt
Trusts & Estates; Probate & Trust Administration; Probate & Trust Litigation
May 12, 2017 Employer Alert: Employers Are Allowed to Have Fixed Work Weeks in Order to Avoid Overtime
by Christine H. Long
Employment Law; Employment Litigation
March 17, 2017 What to Do If Immigration Officials Target Your Business - Your Rights and Obligations 2017
by Christine H. Long
Hospitality Law; Hospitality Litigation; Employment Law; Employment Litigation
February 27, 2017 Employer Alert: Effective March 1, California Businesses Must Gender-Neutralize Bathrooms
by Christine H. Long
Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Hospitality Law; Hospitality Litigation
February 01, 2017 Berliner Cohen’s Susie Fagalde Author of “Bridging the Gap Between Then and Now”

Probate & Trust Administration; Probate & Trust Litigation; Trusts & Estates
November 16, 2016 Employer Alert: Are You Ready?  New Federal Overtime Regulations Effective December 1, 2016
by Christine H. Long
Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Hospitality Law; Hospitality Litigation
October 25, 2016 Assessing Employment Risks—Do I really need an Employment Law Audit?

Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Hospitality Law; Hospitality Litigation
September 22, 2016 Berliner Cohen’s Guide to California’s Minimum Wages as of 2016
by Susan E. Bishop
Employment Law; Employment Litigation
June 08, 2016 Labor Enforcement Task Force Visits – What Are Employer Rights?
by Christine H. Long
Employment Law; Employment Litigation
April 05, 2016 Employer Alert: New San Francisco Law Requires Fully Paid Parental Leave

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
March 25, 2016 Employer Alert: Time to Update Your Harassment Prevention Policy
by Eileen P. Kennedy
Employment Law; Employment Litigation
October 09, 2015 Hiring Caregivers: Legal and Financial Considerations (Updated 2015)
by Christine H. Long
Trusts & Estates; Probate & Trust Litigation; Probate & Trust Administration; Employment Law; Employment Litigation
June 30, 2015 Employer Alert: Department of Labor to Revise Federal Overtime Regulations
by Christine H. Long
Employment Law; Employment Litigation
June 23, 2015 Employer Alert: CA Labor Commissioner Finds Uber Drivers Misclassified as Independent Contractors

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
June 15, 2015 Effective Counsel Must Understand Poorly-defined Trade Secrets Litigation Procedures

Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property Litigation
March 19, 2015 Hospitality Law Alert: Restaurants and Hotels on Mandatory Water Restriction
by Christine H. Long
Hospitality Law; Hospitality Litigation
February 26, 2015 Employer Alert: Is Your Request for Medical Cert Setting You Up for a Discrimination Lawsuit?

Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Hospitality Law; Hospitality Litigation
November 05, 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increases, Paid Sick Leave Requirements

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
September 11, 2014 Employment Law Alert: California Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Days for Workers

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
September 09, 2014 Cal Lawyer Letter to Editor Response to “Anger: A Frontal Approach”
by John F. Domingue
Business Litigation
September 01, 2014 Reasonable Accommodations: Interaction with and Providing Leaves of Absence to a Disabled Employee

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
August 01, 2014 That Dreaded Knock on the Door - Responding to a White-Collar Crime Investigation
by Christian E. Picone
White Collar Criminal Defense; Business Litigation
June 02, 2014 CEQA Abuse on the Rise: What Businesses Should Know If a Project Needs Discretionary Permits
by Andrew L. Faber
Land Use & Municipal Law
May 01, 2014 ADA Compliance: How to Meet Accessibility Requirements & Avoid Lawsuits
by Laura Palazzolo
Business Litigation
April 01, 2014 Capital Financing: How Startups and Young Companies Can Get Funding

Corporate
March 03, 2014 Taxing Issues: How to Handle Three Hot Issues for 2014
by Tyler A. Shewey
Tax; Corporate
February 12, 2014 Employment Law Alert: New Extended Deadlines for Compliance with ACA Employer Mandate
by Roberta S. Hayashi, Jennifer Y. Leung

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
February 03, 2014 Estate Planning: Protection of Assets and Other Trends for 2014
by James P. Cashman
Trusts & Estates; Probate & Trust Administration
January 06, 2014 California Employers Focus on Planning, Policies and Practices in 2014

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
December 13, 2013 Estate, Gift, Income and Planning Trends for 2014
by Jim Cashman, Mary Louden, Sandra Sepúlveda

Trusts & Estates; Probate & Trust Administration; Probate & Trust Litigation
April 10, 2013 Employment Law Alert: Sexual Harassment Can Constitute a Hate Crime

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
April 10, 2013 Employment Law Alert: New Pregnancy Regulations Provide Guidance to Employers

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
August 08, 2012 High Speed Rail Authority Industry Forum August 14, 2012

June 29, 2012 Employment Law Alert - Supreme Court Rules Health Care Act Constitutional

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
April 13, 2012 Employment Law Alert – CA Supreme Court’s Long-Awaited Decision on Meal Periods & Rest Breaks

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
January 20, 2012 Employment Law Alert - New California Law Requires Written Commission Agreements

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
October 03, 2011 Look Out – Here Comes the Train! Eminent Domain – A Beginner’s Guide
by Jeffrey S. Kaufman, Partner, Berliner Cohen

Eminent Domain; Land Use & Municipal Law; Real Estate Litigation
August 01, 2011 Employment Law Alert – CA Supreme Court Strikes Down Arbitration Agreement

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
July 29, 2011 Employment Law Alert – CA Supreme Court Weakens Chances for Early Dismissal of Discrimination

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
July 28, 2011 Employment Law Alert – U.S. Supreme Court Expands Who Can Sue for Retaliation under Title VII

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
July 01, 2011 Eminent Domain and High Speed Rail – How It Can Affect Your Property

Eminent Domain; Land Use & Municipal Law; Real Estate Litigation
May 23, 2011 Who Is Responsible When Uphill Stormwater Causes Downhill Damage?

Land Use & Municipal Law
April 11, 2011 Berliner Cohen Spring 2011 Newsletter

March 31, 2011 Kathy Sherman Panelist: “Changing Careers after 40”

January 28, 2011 2011 Berliner Cohen Employer Update

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
January 20, 2011 Take Advantage of Two-Year Window for Huge Estate Planning Opportunities

Trusts & Estates
November 30, 2010 Unintended Consequences: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Document Retention

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
July 29, 2010 Employment Law Alert – Unemployment Insurance Expanded and Extended But Not Cobra Subsidy

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
April 27, 2010 Employment Law Alert – What Every Employer Should Know About Utilizing Interns

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
April 21, 2010 Employment Law Alert – What Employers Should Know About the Health Care Reform Legislation

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
April 16, 2010 Employment Law Alert – Cobra Subsidy and Unemployment Insurance Laws Further Expanded/Extended

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
March 08, 2010 Estate Taxes…What a Mess

March 04, 2010 Employment Law Alert – Senate Extends Cobra Subsidy and Unemployment Insurance

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
March 01, 2010 Restructuring and Resizing the Workforce: Legal Issues for the California Employer
by Roberta S. Hayashi, Kate Wilson and Lisa L. Gorecki

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
January 20, 2010 2010 California Employer Update
by Roberta S. Hayashi, Kara L. Arguello and Lisa L. Gorecki

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
January 04, 2010 Employment Law Alert – Congress Enacts New Anti-Discrimination Law

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
December 01, 2009 Employment Law Alert: Discriminatory Harassment

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
November 02, 2009 Employment Law Alert – Employers Should Take Steps Now to Prepare for Flu Season

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
August 20, 2009 An Introduction to Advance Health Care Directives

Trusts & Estates
July 06, 2009 IRS Follows Up on Interim Due Diligence Guidance Required in Grantmaking to Other Nonprofits
by Brian L. Shetler
Trusts & Estates; Tax
June 04, 2009 Environmental Law Alert – U.S. Supreme Court Narrows CERCLA “Arranger” Definition
by Ralph J. Swanson and Miles J. Dolinger

Environmental; Business Litigation
May 22, 2009 Bequests to Non-Citizen Spouses Taxable Unless Special Trusts (QDOTs) Are Created
by Brian L. Shetler
Trusts & Estates; Probate & Trust Administration
April 16, 2009 Employment Law Alert – Employers Can Require “Tip Pools” - Risk Litigation
by Frank R. Ubhaus and Roberta S. Hayashi

Business Litigation; Employment Litigation; Employment Law
February 25, 2009 Employment Law Alert – Stimulus Package Adds New Employer Notification Obligations under COBRA

Employment Law; Employment Litigation
January 30, 2009 Employment Law Alert – IRS 409A’s Impact on Severance or Deferred Comp

Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Tax
November 03, 2008 Berliner Cohen Attorneys Author “Volumes”…

Employment Law; Land Use & Municipal Law; Business Litigation
October 24, 2008 Employment Law Alert – Upcoming ADAAA Changes & Potential Implications to California Employers

Employment Law
September 16, 2008 Employment Law Alert – CA Supreme Court Strikes Down Non-Competition Agreements

Employment Law
August 29, 2008 Employment Law Alert – Supreme Court Grants Review of Brinker Case
by Kara L. Arguello

Employment Law
July 25, 2008 Employment Law Alert – California Court Cuts Employers a “Break”
by Kara L. Arguello

Employment Law
May 15, 2008 Contractor or Employee? – Legal Pitfalls in Worker Classification
by Christine H. Long and Aaron M. Valenti

Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Tax
April 02, 2008 Employment Law Alert – California Supreme Court’s Decision on Retaliation

Employment Law
May 01, 2006 Avoiding Family Conflicts – Discussing Estate Plans with Beneficiaries
by James P. Cashman
Trusts & Estates
April 02, 2006 Dancing in a Minefield: The California Wage and Hour Law Tango
by Roberta S. Hayashi

Employment Law
November 01, 2005 Keeping the Faith: Fiduciary Duties – Forming LLCs to Hold Real Property
by Brian L. Shetler
Employment Law
August 01, 2005 Identification of the Entrepreneur—The ABCs of Entrepreneurship
by Joseph E. Dworak
Business Litigation; Corporate
August 01, 2005 Stays Pending Appeal
by Thomas P. Murphy
Appellate; Business Litigation
January 26, 2005 Commercial Broker Not Liable For Metroscan Information
by Ralph J. Swanson
Business Litigation