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Employer Reminder! February 14, 2024 Deadline to Provide Employees Notice Noncompete Agreements are Void

By: Jizell Lopez For several years noncompete agreements have been largely unenforceable in California, subject to narrowly tailored exceptions. However, this has not dissuaded employers from including noncompete agreements in employment contracts nor has it dissuaded employers from drafting broad policies that function as noncompete agreements. Thus, in October of 2023, Governor Newsom signed Senate Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Celebrates the Addition of a New Partner

Wilke Fleury LLP is delighted to announce the addition of its newest partner – Islam M. Ahmad. Mr. Ahmad is a talented addition to the firm’s leadership. He brings with him a wealth of experience, and is a forward-thinking leader who will be invaluable to the firm’s leadership. His practice focuses on real estate and Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Promotes Two Associates to Senior Counsel

Wilke Fleury is excited to announce that it has promoted two associates to the position of Senior Counsel — Mena Arsalai and Jizell Lopez. Mena and Jizell have demonstrated professional excellence and contribute greatly to the firm’s multi-generational leadership. “Promoting Mena and Jizell to Senior Counsel is a reflection of the skill and dedication they Read more…..

Several Wilke Fleury Attorneys Featured in Sacramento Magazine’s 2023 Top Lawyers!

Wilke Fleury is extremely proud of its incredibly talented attorneys! Congratulations to Steven Williamson, Islam Ahmad, Matthew Powell, Adriana Cervantes, Daniel Foster, Neal Lutterman, Aaron Claxton, George Guthrie, Trevor Stapleton, David Frenznick, Michael Polis, Daniel Egan, and Stephen Marmaduke, who are all featured in Sacramento Magazine’s 2023 List of Top Lawyers!

Relief Veterinarians: Employee or Independent Contractor?

By Jizell Lopez The worker classification of relief veterinarians has been a hot button issue for many years. Traditionally, relief veterinarians and veterinary practices have preferred the classic independent contractor arrangement. However, given recent changes in worker classification laws and the legal risks associated with misclassification, it is a good time for both relief veterinarians Read more…..

When Business is Personal: Negligent and Intentional Interference Claims

By Kathryne E. Baldwin and José L. Parra The nature of business is personal.  Changes in personnel, project outlines, or business models cost businesses time and money to bring about, ward against, or stop.  Any individual involved in business will likely have seen claims for interference with relationships, either prospective or contractual.  But, what do Read more…..

Wilke Fleury Attorneys Recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America” & “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” 2024 Editions

Wilke Fleury is extremely proud to have two attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and three attorneys recognized in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America! Best Lawyers has been regarded by lawyers and the public for more than 40 years as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in Read more…..

A Brief Look Into RAC Audits & Defenses

By Aaron Claxton and Shur Erdenekhuu Since 2003, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has conducted the Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) program. As the program has expanded, provider audits have increased significantly. What is a RAC audit and who is subject to it? RACs are private entities that CMS contracts with to identify Read more…..

California Supreme Court: Employers Owe No Duty to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 to Employees’ Household

By: Jizell Lopez Earlier this month, employers across this state were able to breathe a sigh of relief due to a long anticipated California Supreme Court ruling. On July 6, 2023, the Court held that employers do not owe a duty of care to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to employees’ household members. In Kuciemba Read more…..

Revisiting Statutory Offers to Compromise

By: Kathryne Baldwin The fourth appellate district published an opinion earlier this year in Smalley v. Subaru of America, Inc. (2022) 87 Cal.App.5th 450 that serves as an excellent refresher on requirements of the “998 Offer,” or a statutory offer to compromise pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) §998.  In Smalley, set in the Read more…..

Congratulations to Wilke Fleury’s 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!!

Wilke Fleury is extremely proud that 18 of its incredible attorneys have been selected as 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers or Rising Stars!  Super Lawyers rates attorneys in each state using a patented selection process and publishes a yearly magazine issue that produces award-winning features on selected attorneys. Congratulations to this talented group:  Super Lawyers Read more…..

Understanding the California Board of Pharmacy’s Reporting to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

By: Aaron Claxton and Mena Arsalai The California Board of Pharmacy (the “Board”) is a member of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (the “NABP”), and as a member of the NABP the Board has certain reporting requirements to the NABP.  This article sheds light on why you should care about the Board reporting Read more…..

A Snapshot of Navigating Medical Leave in the Workplace

By: Jizell Lopez Complex laws and regulations provide employees with certain rights and options during medical leave. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure they understand the nuances of medical leave law to ensure not only compliance, but an easy transition for a medical concern the employee may face in their life. The laws related Read more…..

Considerations when Selling a Pharmacy

By: Aaron Claxton and Mena Arsalai Selling a California pharmacy is significantly more complicated than the sale of other businesses.  In addition to all of the typical business sale considerations, pharmacy sales require approval from the California Board of Pharmacy (the “Board”) of any transfer of 50% or more of the  beneficial interest in that Read more…..

Wilke Fleury LLP Celebrates the Addition of Two New Partners

Wilke Fleury LLP is excited to announce the addition of two new partners – Kathryne E. Baldwin and Aaron R. Claxton!  Ms. Baldwin and Mr. Claxton are talented additions to the firm’s leadership.  Each of them brings unique capabilities to Wilke Fleury’s partnership. Kathryne E. Baldwin’s practice focuses on corporate and business law with a specific Read more…..