2016 Law at Work Columns

SCMV shareholder Dan Eaton became a San Diego Union-Tribune guest columnist in the fourth quarter of 2016, writing bi-monthly articles on employment law topics – an assignment that will continue this year. These articles are a…

An Ounce of Prevention: Drug Testing

By Daniel Eaton AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION: DRUG TESTING Californians like their privacy. In 1974, California voters approved an amendment to the California constitution expressly recognizing a Californian’s right to privacy against both the state…

An Ounce of Prevention: Preventing Liability under the FMLA

Even where an employer is not guilty of disability discrimination, the employer may be liable for substantial damages to a former employee if the employer has failed to comply with the detailed requirements of the…

Avoiding Frivilous Lawsuits

Elihu Root, the great early-twentieth century New York attorney and former Secretary of War, once said: “About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and…

California’s New Fair Pay Act: What Employers Need to Know

By Andrea N. Myers When California’s Fair Pay Act (SB 358) (the “Act”) takes effect on January 1, 2016, it will be among the nation’s strongest equal pay laws. The Act expands on what is…

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