Shortly after its passing in the California Assembly and Senate, on September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) into law creating significant restrictions on how employers classify their workforce. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020. First introduced in the Legislature in December 2018, the new law now…

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.

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