Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 51 (“AB 51”) into law new rules that will prohibit California employers from requiring employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. AB 51 is set to take effect January 1, 2020, but it faces an uncertain future. If the law goes into effect in its…

On November 12, 2019, the California Trucking Association (“CTA”) filed an amended complaint against the State of California, seeking to prevent the enforcement of AB 5, California’s new independent contractor test. AB 5 is set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. The lawsuit was initially filed late last year, in response to a…

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick has been named one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. World Report and Best Lawyers in America®. The firm was honored in the prestigious Metropolitan San Diego Tier 1 category for Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Metropolitan San Diego Tier 2 category for Professional Malpractice Law –…

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…

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Kevin DeSantis, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Transportation Law. In addition, DeSantis received the prestigious…

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…

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