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Posted on: April 6, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Lobbyist Shannon Smith-Crowley, a registered California lobbyist for more than 15 years who focuses on healthcare, women’s equity, life sciences and the biomedical industry, has joined Sacramento-based law firm Wilke Fleury in its Government Affairs group. Smith-Crowley spent four years lobbying for the California Medical Association, where she focused on managed health care, Read more.....

Prompt payment of wages upon retirement? The decision is still out.

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Does an employee who retires quit?  California employers are required to promptly pay final wages to employees when they “quit.”  Specifically, Labor Code section 202 provides that employees without a contract for a definite period are entitled to prompt payment of wages either within 72 hours of quitting or immediately upon quitting if they provide Read more.....

Employers may be liable for punitive damages up to $300,000 under Title VII, even when the jury only awards the employee $1 in nominal damages.

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Harassment, discrimination and retaliation can be costly for employers, even when employees do not suffer substantial injuries as a consequence of the conduct.  Employees who sue their employers under Title VII for harassment, discrimination or retaliation are subject to its statutory caps on compensatory and punitive damages.  The caps are based on the size of Read more.....