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Finally, some good news for employers. Today a Texas federal judge issued an injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations that were to go into effect December 1, 2016.  Most notorious of the now-blocked regulations is the increase to the minimum salary for exempt employees to $47,476. Our prior article discussing


McCormick Barstow attorney Graham Van Leuven discusses the importance of settling injury cases where Medicare is involved.

This article first appeared in ADC Defense Comment, and is re-published with the permission of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.


What you need to know about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule updating the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), impacting workers classified as exempt under the executive, administrative and professional exemptions (“white collar exemptions”).


This winter's El Nino increases the risk of mudslides - learn how to determine if your client's insurance policy covers damage caused by a mudslide.


In February 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling involving the Wynn Las Vegas that undermines current state law on mandatory tip pooling arrangements.


A guide for businesses who suffer a data breach with an explanation for informational compliance for protection under California law.


Based on a recent Court of Appeal decision, subcontractors should exercise considerable care in selecting their products that are incorporated into a home, commercial building, and most likely, any work of improvement.  


McCormick Barstow attorney Niki Cunningham discusses whether customer lists can be protected as trade secrets.  

This article was first published in the Association of Defense Counsel's Comment Magazine Summer 2015 issue and reprinted here with permission.


McCormick Barstow partner Mandy L. Jeffcoach explains the impact of a recent California Court of Appeal decision on a public entity’s ability to withhold retentions.


McCormick Barstow attorney Kelley B. Lowe discusses a recent United States Supreme Court ruling on whether the issue of tacking rests properly within the hands of a jury.