We invite you to review our newly-posted March 2019 California Employment Law Notes, a comprehensive review of the latest and most significant developments in California employment law. The highlights include: Eddie Money Beats Discrimination Lawsuit Based On Free Speech Right; Former Accountant Could Proceed With Whistleblower Lawsuit; Employer Violated FCRA With Improper Background Check Notice; Fruit Growers May … Continue Reading
Siri v. Sutter Home Winery, Inc., 31 Cal. App. 5th 598 (2019) Says Siri alleged she was terminated as the general ledger staff accountant for Sutter Home Winery in retaliation for having notified the state Board of Equalization and Sutter’s general counsel in writing of her belief that the winery was out of compliance with … Continue Reading
Cifuentes v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 2015 WL 3932948 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015) Carlos Cifuentes won a judgment for lost wages against his former employer, Costco. Costco withheld federal and state payroll taxes from the award in response to which Cifuentes claimed the judgment was not satisfied, citing a 1992 appellate court opinion holding that an … Continue Reading
United States v. Easterday, 539 F.3d 1176 (9th Cir. 2008) Jack Easterday operated a chain of nursing homes. Between 1998 and 2005, the payroll taxes for his company and its subsidiaries were approximately $45 million of which only $26 million was paid to the IRS. In his criminal trial for failure to pay over payroll taxes, … Continue Reading
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