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Sidebar Issue 92 | June 2018

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By: Michael R. Fostakowsky

Employment Law: New Laws Look To Expand Sexual Harassment Protection Training

Just six months ago, the California legislature expanded sexual harassment training to include subjects based on gender identity, expression and sexual orientation. Now, before many companies have even been able to update their handbooks or begin training consistent with the new laws, the State legislature is considering taking harassment prevention training even further. Notably, the following bills are pending in our State’s legislature.

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By: Michael S. Little
Data Privacy Law: The California Consumer Privacy Act is Coming! What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business

On June 28, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Authored by Assemblyman Ed Chau (D – Arcadia), the California Consumer Privacy Act is heralded as the toughest and most comprehensive law ever enacted to protect California consumers against the sale and dissemination of their personal information by companies doing business in the state.

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By: Chris S. Jacobsen

Real Estate Law: What Is a New Tenant to Do?

Les See was ready to move his business out of his garage and into a real commercial space. Les found a vacant storefront and contacted the owner, Lana Lord, about leasing the space. Lana told Les the monthly rent amount, which Les thought seemed reasonable, and promised to send out a lease for Les’s signature.

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Featured Verdict: Los Angeles Jury Awards Whopping $28 Million in Punitive Damages in Age Discrimination Case

Case No. BC584994 – Codie Rael v. Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., et al.

A California jury awarded a $31.1 Million verdict, including $28 Million in punitive damages, against defendants Sybron Dental Specialties Inc. and KaVo Kerr Group (both subsidiaries of Washington-based tech company Danaher Corp.) for age discrimination in the workplace.

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Poole & Shaffery Congratulates M. Lisa Odom on Being Named Board President of the Santa Clarita Non-Profit Single Mothers Outreach

Poole & Shaffery congratulates its partner M. Lisa Odom on being named the new Board President of Single Mothers Outreach, a Santa Clarita non-profit that focuses on empowering single parents and their children by providing various resources and opportunities.

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Save The Date - August 1, 2018 - "How Will Minimum Wage Increases Impact Your Business?" Breakfast With Poole & Shaffery, LLP

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation and College of the Canyons will host Poole & Shaffery, LLP for a seminar concerning recent updates to the California minimum wage and exempt salary laws, including minimum wage increases that may affect your businesses.

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