In a much anticipated ruling, on May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Naranjo et al. v. Spectrum Security Services, IncPreviously, the Court of Appeal held that unpaid premium payments for meal period violations did not entitle employees to additional penalties for either inaccurate wage statements or failure to timely pay wages upon separation

Another day, another decision by the California Court of Appeal making it more difficult for residential care facilities for the elderly (“RCFEs”) to enforce their arbitration agreements.
Upon admission to virtually any RCFE, a new resident will be asked to sign a stack of documents including an agreement to submit any future dispute to arbitration.  Most RCFEs, understandably, would prefer

On March 22, 2022, the Second District Court of Appeal published its Opinion in Buena Vista Water Storage District v. Kern Water Bank Authority, upholding the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Kern Water Bank Authority’s Conservation and Storage Project (“Project”) and reversing the trial court’s ruling. The Project proposes to divert up to 500,000 acre-feet-per-year (AFY) from the

On March 30, 2022, the First District Court of Appeal published its opinion in Save the Hill Group v. City of Livermore (2022) 76 Cal.App.5th 1092, invalidating an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) for the Garaventa Hills Project (“Project”) because it failed to disclose the feasibility of funding sources or rezoning that could allow the City to preserve the property

The underlying action, Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, was a class action brought by former and current employees, alleging violations of meal period violations. The plaintiffs sought not only premium wages for the violations but also waiting time penalties and penalties for failure to provide accurate wage statements. The results of the trial court decision were mixed and appealed.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has dispatched a special crash investigation team to probe the possibility that a Tesla involved in a Newport Beach crash that killed three people this month was operating on a partially automated driving system.
The deadly crash occurred on Wednesday, May 12th at about 12:45 a.m. on Pacific Coast Highway, near Newport Boulevard.

If you’re a family law practitioner, you’ve probably encountered several situations where you’ve had to evaluate and balance the need for information with the need for compassion. If you’re a domestic violence law practitioner, you probably do this every day. And if so, maybe your internal dialogue about the process of collecting information from your clients looks like some variation

Friends,Just as we thought we would getting back to normal this spring, conditions got even more interesting. While the rest of the world has been navigating decreased growth in GDP owing to inflation, imports, interest rate increases, a market correction to the public equity markets, prognostications about a coming “crypto-winter,” zero-COVID imposed lockdowns, the Omicron variant and the response to

In the final part of our three-part series “how to respond to an IRS audit in 2022,” we’re focusing on the actual response to Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Watch the video below to learn more from Milikowsky Tax Law’s Founder and Managing Attorney, John Milikowsky, as he explains how to craft the right response.
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