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Blog Posts in July, 2012

Special Employment Allows for Recovery Under Workers' Comp and FELA

On July 11, 2012 in Collins v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., (The California Court of Appeal – 4th District, No E062329), the court held that when a plaintiff is a special employee of a railroad ...
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FEHA Complaint is Verified by Attorney Even When it Lacks a Signature Line

On June 19 th, 2012, in Rickards v. United Parcel Service Inc., (The California Courts of Appeal – 2 nd District, No. B234192), held that an attorney that completes an FEHA complaint online, ...
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Insurance Claims Adjusters Are Production Workers

On July 23, 2012 in Harris v. Superior Court (Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.,) , (The California Court of Appeals – 2nd District, No. B195121), the court held that insurance claims adjusters are ...
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Housing Projects Funded by Public and Housing Funds are not Exempt from Prevailing Wage Law

On June 15 th, 2012, in Housing Partners I Inc. v. Duncan, (California Courts of Appeal – 4 th District, No. E052582), the court held that a housing project that is supported by a combination of ...
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Social Security Disability Insurance Deductions from Long Term Plans

On June 18 th, 2012, in Renfro v. The Funky Door Long Term Disability Plan, (The US Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit, No. 11-15301), held that an abuse of discretion does not occur by an ...
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Pharmaceutical Sales Reps are Outside Salesmen and Don't Get Overtime

On June 18 th, 2012, in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., (The US Supreme Court, No.11-204), held that pharmaceutical sales representatives are outside salesmen and therefore they are not ...
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Employer's Failure to Promptly Compel Arbitration is a Waiver of that Right

On June 13 th, 2012, in Hoover v. American Income Life Insurance Co. (California Courts of Appeal– 4 th District, No. E052864), the court denied an employer's motion to compel arbitration ...
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Refusing to Sign Disciplinary Form is Misconduct

On June 14 th, 2012, in Paratransit Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, (California Courts of Appeal – 3 rd District, No. C063863), the court held that an employee refusal to sign a ...
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Arbitration Clause is Enforceable in Class Action Against Former Employer

On June 4 th, 2012, in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles LLC, (California Courts of Appeal– 2nd District, No. B235158), the court found that an arbitration agreement is enforceable, ...
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