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Employment Law Strategist Publishes Amber Morton’s Article on Transgender Employees’ Access to Restrooms

Title VII and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) provide protections for transgender employees in the workplace and require employers to grant unrestricted restroom access according to the employee’s full-time gender presentation. In the article, “Transgender Employees’ Access to Restrooms in the Workplace” published by Employment Law Strategist, attorney Amber Morton provides an explanation of the law and the steps an employer can take to comply with these requirements and ensure that…

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Philip Toomey to Present on Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights at PELRAC Annual Conference

Partner Philip Toomey will present on the Public Safety Procedural Bill of Rights Act at the Annual Public Employers Labor Relations Association of California (PELRAC) on October 14-15, 2015 in Long Beach, CA. Mr. Toomey’s session will instruct attendees on remaining compliant with state and federal law when disciplining police officers and fire fighters, and other challenges public agencies are facing.

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William Benz Offers Six Steps for Avoiding Liability When Using Video Surveillance in the Workplace in Inside Counsel

Providing effective legal counsel to employers utilizing video surveillance in the workplace is critical in avoiding and protecting against potential invasion of privacy claims. In the article, “6 steps to avoiding liability from video surveillance in the workplace” published by Inside Counsel, William Benz offers a set of practical guidelines that legal counsel should ensure companies incorporate into their video surveillance practices.

Some of Mr. Benz’s tips include avoiding the placement of any video or…

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Stuart Johnson Earns Highest Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Partner Stuart Johnson earned an AV Distinguished® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The Peer Review ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.

Martindale describes the rating as a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the…

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Carico Johnson Toomey LLP Joins ISSA

Carico Johnson Toomey joined ISSA, the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide. The firm will be among more than 7,000 distributors, manufacturers, building service contractors, in-house service providers and associated service members all working toward ISSA’s mission of demonstrating the true value of clean to their varied constituents.

ISSA, previously known as the International Sanitary Supply Association, was founded in 1923 to act as a resource for information, education, networking and commercial…

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William Benz Earns Highly Regarded Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

William Benz earned a BV Distinguished® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The Peer Review ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.

Martindale describes the rating as a widely respected mark of achievement differentiating a lawyer from his or her competition.

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Law360 Publishes William Benz on the Do’s and Don’ts of Video Surveillance in California Workplaces

In the article, “Do’s and Don’ts of Video Surveillance In California Workplaces” published by Law360, William Benz defines how an employer can avoid lawsuits when using video surveillance in the workplace. An employee’s reasonable expectation of privacy is protected by Article I, Section 1 of the California Constitution and by the common law tort of invasion of privacy. “The two principles are very similar, but generally contain two forces in a balancing act:…

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Amber Morton Authors Article in Progressive Grocer on How to Survive a Lawsuit

The increase of lawsuits in the supermarket industry can be intimidating to store operators. In the Progressive Grocer article, “How Supermarkets Can Get Through a Lawsuit … Alive”, Attorney Amber Morton details the best approach when handling a lawsuit.

Ms. Morton advises store operators to “review your document retention policies and ensure you are retaining all documents.” If you have deleted or lost any significant documents, it can cause additional legal hassles. It is…

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Philip Toomey Advises Employers on Handling Medical Marijuana in the Workplace in Employee Benefit Plan Review

In the article, “Employers in a Quandry: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” published in Employee Benefit Plan Review, Partner Philip Toomey explains why employers must have a plan on how to handle potential employees using medical marijuana in and around the workplace. In the state of California, medical marijuana is legal for those with a disability and have a prescription; however, marijuana is still illegal under federal law. With that being said, “legal…

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