Expansions to the California Family Rights Act Effective January 1, 2022, Assembly Bill 1033 (AB 1033) adds “parent-in-law” to the list of persons that an employee may take time off to care for, pursuant to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). AB 1033 also recasts the notice provisions of the small employer family leave mediation […]
Businesses covered: Businesses with 100 or more employees company-wide at any time the measure is in effect (if employee count later drops to under 100, employer is still covered). Count employees who are temporary, work part-time, and those who do not report to the office (including those who work from home). Do not count independent […]
An article co-authored by Lena Streisand titled “A Pendent Panel: Visiting Judges and Pendent Copyright Claims at The Federal Circuit” was published in 30 Fed. Cir. Bar J. in 2021.
An article co-authored by Lena Streisand titled “Conflicts of International Inheritance Laws in the Age of Multinational Lives” was published in 52 Cornell Int’l L.J. 675 in 2020.
by Vince Farhat and Lena Streisand Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco recently announced new policies targeting corporate white collar crime and reversing Trump-era guidelines deemed too lenient by the current leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”). In an October 28, 2021 address to the American Bar Association’s National Institute on White Collar […]
by Vince Farhat and Lena Streisand The PhRMA Code on Interactions with Health Care Professionals (PhRMA Code or Code) is a voluntary code of ethics covering pharmaceutical company dealings with health care professionals (HCPs). Signatory companies submit annual certifications attesting that they have policies and procedures in place to foster compliance with the Code. First […]
Eric Bardwell co-authored an article titled, “Beating Taxes When Selling Your Business: What Benjamin Franklin Didn’t Know Can Help You,” published by California Lawyers Association.
Big changes are happening in California’s state regulatory system for cannabis. The major change that has already happened is that the three separate entities previously charged with regulating cannabis state-wide (Bureau of Cannabis Control; Department of Food and Agriculture, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division; Department of Public Health, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch), have all been consolidated […]
Kerry Shapiro wrote an article for the Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog discussing the impact of the California Supreme Court’s ruling on prevailing wage case Mendoza v. Fonseca McElroy Grinding Co., Inc. JMBM client California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) filed an Amicus Brief in support of Fonseca. The full text of the article […]
A sometimes overlooked benefit of federal trademark registration is the ability to record a registration on the Principal Register with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”). This is a cost effective method of dealing with infringing products being imported into the U.S. For example, in 2020, CBP seized 26,503 shipments of counterfeit goods, representing more […]