California Expands Liablilty To Protect Temporary Workers
Prior to January of 2015, a temporary worker provided to a company by a labor contractor or staffing agency had little recourse when that contractor or agency failed to abide by the law regarding wages and/or the provision of workersí compensation insurance. The only way that the company employer could bear any responsibility was if a worker could prove that there was a joint employer status or if the company knew or should have known that the contract entered into with the labor contractor did not provide sufficient funds to ensure that itsí employees would be properly paid.
Ericksen Arbuthnotís Appellate Practice Group Achieves Significant Victory in Anti-SLAPP Case with Right to Recover Substantial Attorney Fees
Ericksen Arbuthnotís Appellate Practice Group has won another appeal. On July 15, 2015, the California Supreme Court declined to review Glassner v. Smith 2015 WL 2127065 Unpub. (ďGlassnerĒ), so the First Appellate Districtís Decision ruling in favor of Ericksen Arbuthnotís clients is now final. In Glassner, the Court of Appeal ruled in favor of four of Ericksen Arbuthnotís clients, reversing the trial courtís order denying their special motion to strike under Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, a statute designed to prevent so-called Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation..
David Frankenberger to Speak at the 21st Annual West Region Construction Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference
David Frankenberger from Ericksen Arbuthnotís Fresno, California office will speak at the 21st Annual West Region Construction Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference sponsored by MC Consultants. Mr. Frankenberger will present on Friday, September 18, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. discussing 3D, Animation & Other Technologies Used in Trial.
Ericksen Arbuthnotís Appellate Practice Group Wins Summary Judgment in Express Indemnity Case
Ericksen Arbuthnotís Appellate Practice Group has prevailed in another significant case. In a recent ruling from the Sacramento County Superior Court, the judge entered summary judgment in favor of Ericksen Arbuthnotís client.
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