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
Monthly Archives: October 2015
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.
An Ounce of Prevention
. . . is worth a pound of cure. We’ve all heard it a thousand times. Timeworn phrase though it is, the principle behind it is nonetheless true for California employers when it comes to safely navigating the rocks and shoals of California’s employment and wage/hour laws.Continue reading
California Adopts Limited Cure for Check Stub Violations
On October 2, 2015, Governor Brown signed as emergency legislation an amendment to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The amendment allows employers to cure certain technical check stub violations that form the basis of a PAGA claim.Continue reading
Get Ready for a New Conversation
With the passage of California SB 358, signed by Governor Brown on October 6, California employers will need to begin preparing for a new conversation with their employees about gender pay equality in the coming year. California’s existing Equal Pay Act, found at Labor Code § 1197.5, has been substantially strengthened by the Legislature. The law continues to apply to California employers of all sizes—with no exclusion for small businesses.Continue reading
Abandoning The Billable Hour Crutch
Associates in law firms almost universally bemoan billable hour requirements. It’s frequently cited as the No. 1 thing attorneys hate about the practice of law. Yet, weaning young professionals from the billable hours performance metric can be a challenge. Why?Continue reading