Articles

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
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