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The Sidebar - January 2016

Poole & Shaffery, LLP is a full service business firm with attorneys who focus on a variety of different areas of litigation, counseling and transactional services, including: bankruptcy, business litigation, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction law, construction defect claims, employment and labor law, environmental law, government affairs, intellectual property matters, insurance law, land use, non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, product liability, premises liability, real estate law, and toxic torts.

Disclaimer: The articles contained herein are intended for general information purposes only. Nothing contained in this document is legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as such.




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By: Brian E. Koegle
Does Catastrophe Await Your Business? Poole & Shaffery’s Employment Law Update Will Arm Businesses with Information

"Be Afraid. Be VERY Afraid."

That's the warning Poole & Shaffery, LLP, has been sounding for businesses facing a raft of new laws in 2016 that affect a wide range of topics, from wages to sick leave, accommodation of employee religious beliefs and more.

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By: John H. Shaffery
Five Must-Know Legislative Changes to Litigation Starting January 1, 2016

Beginning January 1, 2016, four bills sponsored by the California Defense Counsel will alter the landscape of civil litigation in California. These new laws bring about several changes to demurrers, offers to compromise, deposition notices, jury trials, and motions for summary judgment. A thorough understanding of how these bills change litigation strategy for civil suits in California is not only necessary, but critical to engage in successful litigation practice.

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Featured Verdict and Settlements: Mataiumu, et al. v. Cytec Engineered Materials, Inc.

Plaintiffs' initiated a lawsuit against their employer, Cytec Engineered Materials, Inc., contending it violated various California Labor Codes by failing to pay them, as well as other similarly-situated employees, all wages owed including overtime wages and meal and rest periods.

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