Month: May 2024

Naranjo: Finally, Some Good News For California Employers—“Good Faith” Defense Applies for Wage Statement Violation Claims

May 8, 2024

California employers facing wage and hour class actions and California Private Attorney’s General Act (“PAGA”) cases with some types of wage statement violation claims can breathe a little easier.  In a rare but significant victory for employers, the California Supreme Court held that an employer’s good faith belief that it provided wage statements that complied…

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Ready to terminate? Wait a Second – Lessons from Goodson v. County of Plumas

May 3, 2024

In Goodson v. County of Plumas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California held that despite having a valid reason to terminate an employee, the employer was still liable for retaliation under state but not federal law.  (E.D. Cal. July 21, 2023) 2023 WL 4678990.  This case serves as a reminder…

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Could Drafting — and Executing — a Good Settlement Agreement Be the Key to Being a Good Trial Attorney?

May 2, 2024

Wisdom teaches that one should be as cautious at the end of an important endeavor as at the beginning. Somewhere between 90% and 95% of all civil cases are resolved prior to trial. In one article from 2017, it was estimated that about one percent of all federal civil cases are resolved by trial and…

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