Effective Negotiation Tools for Business

In my many years as trusted legal counsel to various businesses across industries, I have noticed what works and what does not.  And, without a doubt, I can tell you that business leaders who approach their roles with an eye toward negotiation usually have better outcomes in all areas of their professional life. A lack…

RPNA Reverses $1 Million Judgment in Favor of State Fund in Published Court of Appeal Decision

RPNA attorneys Drew Pomerance, Vince Gannuscio, and David Ginsburg successfully persuaded the California Court of Appeal to reverse a judgment against a California healthcare staffing company because the Company had been denied due process in its attempt to defend itself against State Fund’s workers’ compensation premium audit and collection lawsuit. The dispute started over ten…

Employers Should Not Wait to Enforce Arbitration Agreements

The recent California Court of Appeal decision in Fleming Distribution Company v. Younan, reminds employers that they must take affirmative steps to invoke the right to arbitration in claims filed in front of the Department of Industrial Relations, Labor Commissioner’s Office or risk a waiver. In Fleming Distribution, the plaintiff filed a complaint with the…