Drew Pomerance & Michael Adreani Win Landmark CA Supreme Court Rest Break Class Action

Supreme Court Reinstates $89 Million Judgment in Landmark Class Action Employment Suit Decision expected to carry significant ramifications for the California workplace for years to come. The Supreme Court of California today overturned an appellate court ruling in the landmark case of Augustus v. ABM Security Services, ending an eleven-year battle and upholding the trial…

Nicholas Roxborough Honored by United Cerebral Palsy

RPNA co-managing partner, Nick Roxborough, was honored by United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles at the 20th Annual UCP Golf Tournament on June 6. More than 300 people attended the tournament and gala dinner that followed, raising approximately $400,000 for the organization. As the former President of the Spastic Children’s Endowment Foundation, having served as…

New Overtime-Pay Rule Expected to Swell Payroll Costs and Increase Wage and Hour Lawsuits

For the first time since 2005, the United States Department of Labor has issued an updated regulation automatically extending overtime pay eligibility to 4.2 million “white collar” workers previously exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime pay requirements. The updated regulation is almost certain to swell payroll costs and increase wage and hour lawsuits.…

9th Circuit Scores One For Employers!

With the prevalence of class action lawsuits in an employee-friendly state like California, employers must be aware of proper time card rounding policies and what work is being conducted off the clock by their employees. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal recently issued a pro-employer decision approving the use of time card rounding and solidifying…

Courts Decide Whether Arbitration Clauses Are Unenforceable, Not Arbitrators

RPNA attorneys Nicholas Roxborough, Joseph Gjonola and Ryan Salsig won a victory for California workers’ comp policyholders with the recent court decision stating Applied Underwriters, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, can’t enforce the arbitration provision in side agreements that were not filed with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB). What makes this March 16…

Federal Court Denies Motion To Dismiss Racketeering Claims Against California’s Largest Workers’ Comp Carrier

A U.S District judge has denied motions filed by State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) and EK Health Services Inc. to dismiss conspiracy, trade libel and RICO claims against them, allowing Electronic Waveform Lab to proceed with its civil complaint, according to plaintiff attorney Nicholas Roxborough of Los Angeles based law firm Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani LLP (RPNA). “Now, neither State Fund nor EK Health can…