On June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 83 (“SB 83”) into law. The law, which goes into effect July 1, 2020, extends the maximum duration of Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) benefits employees may receive from California’s State Disability Insurance (“SDI”) program from six to eight weeks. Employees continue to be able to…

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Doug Gillie. Gillie practices commercial litigation, representing businesses and employers large and small. He has experience in a wide variety of civil actions, including complex commercial disputes, wage-and-hour and consumer class actions, employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases, patent and other intellectual-property…

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick is pleased to announce that K. Elizabeth (Beth) Dunn, Kevin V. DeSantis, and James A. McFaul have been selected as 2019 Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer…

2019 is already well underway. It wouldn’t be a new year in California without new employment regulations. And 2019 brought with it an overhaul of existing regulations as well as some significant new cases from the court system that together affect California employment in several ways. Here is a quick overview of the most critical…

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick is pleased to announce that K. Elizabeth (Beth) Dunn (Complex Litigation), Kevin V. DeSantis (Professional Liability Defense), and Christopher Walt (General Business Law) have been listed in San Diego Magazine as 2019 Top Lawyers in San Diego.

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick was proud to be the title sponsor of the Lawyers Club of San Diego 7th Annual Red, White & Brew on March 7, 2019 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. We applaud the commitment of the Lawyers Club of San Diego to serve at-risk women in the San Diego…

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick is pleased to congratulate Brian J. Hudak, President of HMT Electric, Inc., on his recent election to President of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. The firm offers its best wishes for continued success.

On January 15, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, ruling unanimously that independent contractors who work in transportation may not be forced into mandatory arbitration. In New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, the Court held 8-0 that an exemption in the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) for transportation workers involved in interstate commerce…

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick is pleased to announce the addition of Bradley A. Lebow as partner of the firm effective January 1, 2019. “We are pleased to welcome Brad as partner,” said Kevin DeSantis, managing partner of the firm. “Brad brings a problem-solver’s approach to the table whether the challenge is in handling risks…

By: Christine Y. Dixon On Monday, October 29, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Frank Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc., No. 17-988, about whether employers can use arbitration provisions to bar class actions in both court and arbitration proceedings. The decision, expected sometime in the next year, will be important to employers because…

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