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Ninth Circuit doesn't order pay for employees' time spent calling in

Dee Thompson Nov. 18, 2016, 9:43am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A recently decided case that involved California employers revisited a question of whether employers are responsible for paying employees who are asked to “call in” to see if they need to come to work.

Attorney fees in class-action suit upheld by California Supreme Court

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 10, 2016, 11:43am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- The California Supreme Court has upheld the attorney fees awarded in an employment class action lawsuit, stating the award was not unreasonable because it is calculated as a percentage of the common fund instead of using a lodestar calculation.

California Supreme Court rules retirement is the same as quitting when it comes to a final paycheck

Katelyn Kivel Sep. 6, 2016, 10:08am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- A retiring employee is considered to be quitting, the California Supreme Court has ruled in McLean v. State of California.

California adopts asbestos defense, but defendant loses case anyway

Kerry Goff Jul. 26, 2016, 10:01am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)  — The California Supreme Court in May formally adopted the "sophisticated intermediary doctrine," which provides an additional defense that manufacturers and suppliers can assert against asbestos and other product liability claims in California.