New California Laws Impact Content And Procedures For Job Applications

California employers should be aware of two new statutes went into effect on January 1, 2018, that govern the content and procedures for considering job applications in California. A.  Prohibition Against Inquiries Regarding Applicants’ Prior Criminal Convictions Labor Code Section 12952 requires employers with five or more employees to implement a multi-step process for consideration Read More…

LGC Partner Joins The Million Dollar Club For Client In Employment Matter

LGC is usually on the defense side in civil matters.  LGC does, however, regularly provide advice to highly compensated executives in a variety of circumstances, including contract termination.  Recently, a highly compensated executive in a termination situation brought LGC Partner Teresa Beck a proposed severance agreement to review.  After reviewing the agreement and learning about the Read More…

Nevada Lawyer Magazine Interviews LGC Partner

Nevada Lawyer recently published an interview with Loren Young, the managing partner of LGC’s Las Vegas office.  The interview, which was part of Nevada Lawyer’s monthly specialty bar section, focused on the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Association (LVDL).  Loren, the current President of LVDL, talked about the history, mission, and membership of LVDL. For more information Read More…

New CA Law Increases General Contractors’ Liability For Wage Claims

California Assembly Bill 1701 (“AB 1701”), which was signed into law on October 14, 2017, will expand potential liability of general contractors for unpaid wage claims on construction projects. California Labor Code section 218.7, created by AB 1701, will go into effect on January 1, 2018, and will apply to private construction contracts entered into Read More…

LGC Debuts At San Diego Startup Week

LGC is proud to announce that partner Jill Chilcoat and associate Patrick Klingborg recently presented legal seminars at San Diego Startup Week.  San Diego Startup Week is an annual event featuring educational seminars and competitions for the region’s entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and other people involved in the startup community. The total estimated attendance for all Read More…

New Regulations Further Limit Employers’ Use Of Criminal History

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council has finalized and adopted new regulations set to go into effect July 1, 2017. These new regulations (found here), which largely follow guidance provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), limit the extent employers can use criminal history when making employment decisions. The new regulations clarify two Read More…