San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

Employees in California who are eligible to take family leave, including leave for “baby bonding,” can receive up to 55% of their weekly wages (up to a maximum weekly benefit amount that is currently $1,129) for a period of 6 weeks through California’s “Paid Family Leave” program (funded through employee contributions to State Disability Insurance).  Continue reading

Will Klatte quoted in The Los Angeles Daily Journal

DECEMBER 2015 – Will Klatte contributed to an article about Kilby et al. v. CVS Pharmacy Inc., where the California Supreme Court will respond to questions certified to the court by the Ninth Circuit and interpret California state requirements for employers to provide suitable seating.

Is Uber Driving Us Toward a New Class of Worker?

Technology has radically changed the way we work.  It has freed us from notions of a static physical worksite and turned many Starbucks into a business center.  It has upended traditional ideas of work schedules and work days in ways that are both good and bad.  It has also created what has been termed “the online gig economy” which allows people to opt in and out of jobs in ways that simply would not have been possible in the past.
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California Minority Counsel Program

Managing Partner: Reflections on Diversity

I had the privilege recently of attending a conference organized by the California Minority Counsel Program.  The purpose of the conference was to promote the development of minority attorneys in the legal community.  Several hundred attorneys throughout the state attended.   Continue reading

Joe Naddour appointed to California Minority Counsel leadership position

KBY Law is proud to announce that the California Minority Counsel Program recently appointed KBY Law attorney Joe Naddour to serve on its Ambassador’s Council.  Joe is one of 15 young attorneys throughout the state to receive this honor.  As a member of the Ambassador’s Council, Joe will assist CMCP to broaden its outreach to lawyers and law firms on issues of diversity and supporting efforts of inclusion.

KBY participates in California Minority Counsel Program conference

On October 22 and 23, 2015, five KBY Law attorneys attended the 26th annual California Minority Counsel Program’s Business Conference in downtown Los Angeles.  CMCP promotes diversity in the legal profession and connects diverse attorneys across the profession.  The conference was a great success.  KBY Law attorneys met with industry leaders who discussed a wide range of issues, including diversity in the legal profession and emerging issues in the law.

KBY Selected as Strategic Partner for Fortune 100 Company

APRIL 2015 – KBY has been selected by a Fortune 100 Company to handle its employment litigation for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area which includes Los Angeles and Orange Counties. KBY was chosen over a number of other law firms, including several national labor and employment firms.

Will Klatte Selected to Speak to In House Law Department

OCTOBER 2014 – KBY Partner Will Klatte was one of three outside counsel selected by a Global 500 Company to speak at the company’s annual Law Department Meeting on the subject of “Serving the Client.” The discussion was designed to help In House lawyers model and improve their own client services.