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Across the Bar is a publication of the San Joaquin County Bar Association, providing local legal news, educational content, and information about Bar Association events.

Employment Law Roundup

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Much like the Hollywood movie season, this summer saw a number of "blockbuster" employment law decisions that you may have missed while on vacation. The summer kicked off with two big decisions from the Supreme Courts of California and the United States. First, in Dynamex Operations W. v. Superior Court 1 , the California Supreme Court set forth a new set of rules for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor for the purposes of wage and hour claims (e.g. unpaid minim...
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Recap: MCLE on Damages in Personal Injury Cases

About 50 attorneys attended a presentation on August 19, 2015, by Robert Buccola of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP on general damages in personal injury cases. Mr. Buccola has been recognized with numerous awards and has won some of the largest jury awards in the state. His presentation illustrated his skill at communicating with juries. Mr. Buccola began his presentation with advice on developing a "theme" of the case, keeping in mind that all members of the jury are judgmental. An adv...
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