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Wilke Fleury Promotes Three Associates To Senior Counsel

Wilke Fleury is pleased to announce that it has promoted three associates to the position of Senior Counsel – Bianca Samuel, Adriana Cervantes and Aaron Johnson – who have demonstrated professional excellence and complement the firm’s multi-generational leadership. “Bianca, Adriana, and Aaron’s ascension to Senior Counsel status reflects their significant accomplishments and contributions to the firm, Read more…..

Michael G. Polis Joins Board for The Center for Land-Based Learning

Wilke Fleury Welcomes New Associates and Legislative Advocate!

Wilke Fleury is growing with the addition of three new associates – Heather M. Claus, Kevin R. Bonsignore, & Spencer S. Turpen along with a new Legislative Advocate – Magaly L. Zagal. The firm is committed to strategic hiring practices and is excited to expand the firm’s capacity to serve the needs of clients. Heather Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Celebrates the Addition of Two New Partners

Wilke Fleury celebrates the addition of two new partners – Shannon Smith-Crowley and Daniel J. Foster – who complement the firm’s shifting generations of leadership. Shannon and Danny bring unique perspective and excellent capability to Wilke Fleury’s partnership effective January 1, 2019. Shannon has been a registered lobbyist in California for 20 years. After a Read more…..

Kathryne E. Baldwin published in Paradigm

Kathryne E. Baldwin published “Negative Online Reviews: Recommendations for Navigating an ‘Ethical Minefield’” in the Primerus Magazine Paradigm.  Read the full article here: PRI_0918_PPF18_NegativeOnlineReviews-RecommendationsForNavigatingAnEthicalMinefield_FNL

Michael G. Polis featured in Comstocks Magazine!

Michael G. Polis was featured in “The Family Niche” published in the October issue of Comstocks magazine! The article illustrates Mike’s passion for niche farming and ethically raised lambs along with his protective llamas! Read the full article here: https://www.comstocksmag.com/longreads/family-niche  And an additional Q&A here: https://www.comstocksmag.com/qa/back-and-forward-mike-polis

“I’ve Had Enough!!!” (Or, When and How to Fire a Client), Part One

In any service profession. terminating a relationship with an existing client Is one of the most uncomfortable tasks a practitioner has to undertake, “Firing a client” is not only personally unpleasant. but it is often at cross-purposes with the economic interests of the practitioner. Whether the profession at issue is veterinary medicine. the practice of Read more…..

New Labor & Employment Laws from 2017 Legislative Session

A number of noteworthy labor and employment laws made their way through the California Legislature this year. Below is a list of those enacted by the Governor: Family Leave SB 63, authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, extends parental leave laws for companies with 50 or more employees, the California Family Rights Act, to companies with Read more…..

Employees’ Race Matters: Some Race-Based Decisions are Permitted under California Employment Discrimination Law

California employers are, or should be, well-versed with the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).  The FEHA is California’s anti-discrimination law.  It applies to employers with 5 or more employees and prohibits employment discrimination based on race.  This does not mean that employers are prohibited from making any decision based on race; rather, FEHA protects Read more…..

VLOG: Disclosing a Disability Does Not Pardon Past Bad Conduct

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Disclosing a Disability Does Not Pardon Past Bad Conduct

California employers can establish workplace conduct policies and discipline employees who fail to comply with them.  Employers also have to engage in an interactive process with employees who have a disability to explore reasonable accommodations, if any, to address work limitations from the disability.  However, an employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate an employee’s disability is Read more…..

VLOG: Employers May Implement Vacation Accrual Waiting Periods

Employers may lawfully defer an employee’s paid vacation accrual until after their first year of employment. On July 28, 2017, the California Court of Appeal in Minnick v. Automotive Creations, Inc., No. D070555 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. 2017) affirmed that California law does not prohibit employers from imposing a waiting period before paid vacation time accrues. Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Secures $4,000,000 Judgment Against the United States

On August 31, 2017, Senior Judge Lynn J. Bush of the United States Court of Federal Claims issued a $4,000,000 judgment against the United States in favor of Magnus Pacific Corporation, a Wilke Fleury client and one of the leading geotechnical contractors in the country. Magnus Pacific’s claims arose out of levee restoration work performed Read more…..

Employers May Implement Vacation Accrual Waiting Periods

Employers may lawfully defer an employee’s paid vacation accrual until after their first year of employment. On July 28, 2017, the California Court of Appeal in Minnick v. Automotive Creations, Inc., No. D070555 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. 2017) affirmed that California law does not prohibit employers from imposing a waiting period before paid vacation time accrues. Read more…..

Litigation: Protecting your Minor

Has your business ever encountered an unsatisfied customer? It’s likely the answer is – yes! When a health care provider faces this situation, they often find themselves weighing a number of variables before taking a course of action that fits their situation best.  Pediatric health care providers often face an additional factor that other business Read more…..