California Law Significantly Expands’ Employer’s Obligation to Provide Employees with Sexual Harassment Training

For more than a decade prior to 2019, California law only obligated relatively large employers with fifty or more employees to provide sexual harassment training to just supervisory level employees. Beginning this year, California law dramatically expanded these...

2019 Revision of California Civil Code Section 1542

2019 Revision of California Civil Code Section 1542 Requires Updates to Releases and Separation Agreements When formally settling a legal claim with another party in California, the typical and preferred course of action is to obtain a release of all known and unknown...

Don’t Press Your Luck With Press Releases Regarding Pending Company Lawsuits

Because Southern California companies have enough to worry about what with employment lawsuits, traffic, and the ever-present possibility of a light sprinkle, it is crucial to avoid any mistakes that could expose your company to liability in the dissemination of a...

“Just One More Thing . . .” BKCG Wins $80 million in Hollywood Accounting Trial. . . So Far

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP‘s trial team of Alton Burkhalter, Dan Kessler and Keith Butler have now completed two phases of a three-phase trial for the creators of the television series Columbo. Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP‘s clients...

Constructing a Solid Defense:

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP Gets Full Defense Award in $2 Million Claim By Contractor Against Long Time Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP Client  Never walk off the job. That was the message that resonated through the tens of thousands of...

California Passes New Law Aimed at Increasing Corporate Diversity

California has become the first state to require all publicly traded companies based in California to have at least one woman on their board of directors in a push to increase equality in the workplace. The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on September 30, 2018...

Better Late Than Never – Late Notice May Not Be Detrimental To Coverage Under An Occurrence Policy

As anyone who has ever tried to read through an insurance policy can attest, there are pages upon pages of terms, conditions, exclusions, limitations, definitions, and … notice requirements. Most notice requirements in policies mandate that notice of a claim be...