MAY 2017 – Will Klatte was quoted on JD Supra, a leading distributor of legal news and analysis, in an article exploring how law firms are innovating to increase efficiency. He discussed KBY Law’s adaptability and willingness to look beyond billable hours to improve the services provided to clients. The article can be viewed here.
Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employers may not discriminate on the basis of the gender identity or gender expression of an employee or applicant. On July 1, 2017, newly amended California FEHA regulations on transgender identity and expression (which can be found here) took effect, specifically interpreting and expanding upon protections for transgender employees in a number of ways, including the following:Continue reading
MARCH 2017 – Los Angeles Superior Court. Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of large hospital management corporation as to all seven causes of action asserted against it. The complaint asserted race discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims in downtown Los Angeles, which is one of the most liberal jury pools in the country. Prevailing party costs of approximately $15,000 were obtained.
NOVEMBER 2016 – U.S. District Court, Central District (Los Angeles). KBY obtained a pre-trial dismissal of all claims against its client, a large hospital management corporation, brought by a female physician. The complaint asserted gender discrimination and retaliation claims. No payment or other remuneration was provided for the dismissal with prejudice.
NOVEMBER 2016 – KBY Law attorneys recently attended the California Minority Counsel Program’s Annual Business Conference in San Francisco. Joe Naddour, who serves on CMCP’s Ambassador’s Council, spoke at a panel entitled “Is Work Life Balance a Myth? Finding the Right Position and the Right State of Mind.” KBY Law is proud to support CMCP’s mission to promote diversity in the legal profession.
On September 14, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2337 into law, thereby expanding the requirement of employers to inform employees of their legal rights and protections regarding domestic violence leave (Labor Code sections 230 and 230.1).Continue reading
On Monday, April 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will gradually raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour.Continue reading
In a highly anticipated ruling, the California Supreme Court recently answered three questions certified to it by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy Inc. The questions related to Section 14 of California Industrial Welfare Commission (“IWC”) Wage Orders 4-2001 and 7-2001, which provide that “employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.”
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
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.