Adam Gordon Featured on “Civil Assessment” Podcast

SCMV associate Adam Gordon is a featured guest on “Civil Assessment,” a podcast interview program produced by the Independent Voter Network. Adam and host T.J. O’Hara discuss a variety of “ripped from the headlines” topics…


The Law at Work: What is a work uniform and why does it matter?

According to California law, an employer must pay the cost and maintenance of an employee’s work clothes not generally usable in the employee’s occupation. The duty comes from Labor Code section 2802, which requires an…


The Law at Work: Expense check: Answer these 3 questions to determine whether to reimburse an employee’s claimed work expense

Since 1872, California employers have been required fully to reimburse their employees for “necessary” expenses employees incurred “in “direct” consequence of employees carrying out their duties. The California Supreme Court has said that whether a…


SCMV Launches Cyber Planning & Response Practice Group

SCMV has expanded its services to include a Cyber Planning & Response Practice Group that will focus on helping businesses in planning and implementing cyber-related policies to address the risks and exposure to both foreign…


The Law at Work: The risky business of employer deductions from final pay

In his The Law at Work column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Shareholder Dan Eaton addresses whether or not an employer can deduct the cost of lost or stolen equipment from an employee’s final wages.…

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Agustin Ceballos Joins SCMV

SCMV is pleased to announce that Agustin Ceballos has joined the firm’s Business Department as an associate. His practice focuses on cross‑border tax and corporate matters, international estate planning, advising on tax reporting and compliance…


The Law at Work: Employers are entitled to their employees’ loyalty – to a point

How much loyalty do California employees owe their employer? Under California law, an employee owes “undivided loyalty” to his employer. According to a leading ruling, this duty is breached when the employee takes action against…


Dan Eaton speaks on ethical issues at State Bar Conference

As lawyers, ethics are of the upmost importance to us. SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton recently spoke on this important issue at the State Bar of California’s Annual Income Tax Seminar in Costa Mesa. Dan covered…


Scott Williams Quoted in Voice of San Diego

SCMV Shareholder Scott Williams is working on behalf of firm client Plaza de Panama Committee and with the City of San Diego to move forward with Balboa Park’s planned Plaza de Panama construction. Scott is…


Gerald McMahon Inducted into Litigation Counsel of America

Congratulations to Gerald McMahon on being inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) as a fellow. The LCA is a close-knit, peer-selected and aggressively diverse honorary society of 3,500 of the best trial lawyers…




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