Litigation Law Tips

Retention of Employee Records

December 2020

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

California labor laws require that employers retain employee records for certain periods of time, generally for three years after the employment ends. But, the statute of limitations for employment-related claims can be longer than three years, so employers should err on the side of retention and seek advice if they are unsure about applicable timelines.

Use of Smart Phones for Work

November 2020

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

Many businesses allow employees to use their own smart phones for work. But, to best protect company data and secure access to it on employee smart phones, employers should have appropriate policies and agreements in place. Such policies and agreements can be critical to obtaining access to employee/former employee personal devices during litigation.

October 2020

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

As we enter the last quarter of 2020, coronavirus-related legal issues such as remote workforces and force majeure provisions within commercial contracts remain hot-button concerns. Plan now for 2021 by taking stock of your company’s business and litigation risks in these areas.

Coronavirus-Related Litigation

July 2020

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

Coronavirus-related litigation is on the rise.  For employers, staying current on the latest coronavirus-related legal requirements is the best way to help avoid litigation.

Most Califonia Courts are running on limited or modified schedules.

April 2020

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

Most California courts are running on limited or modified schedules and pushing out deadlines during the state’s shelter-in-place.  Attorneys need to stay on top of these frequently changing conditions.