Plaintiff Cari McCormick worked as an appraiser for Lake County.  In 2010, she started to experience physical pain throughout her body and felt constantly fatigued.  McCormick’s symptoms worsened when she was in her office environment but felt much better if she was at home or outside.  McCormick was eventually told by her supervisors that she

The beginning of the New Year (and a new plan year for many public agencies) is a good time to review key provisions of the Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”), including what notice requirements COBRA imposes on public agencies.

This year, make a resolution to ensure that your public agency fully complies with COBRA

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we would like to take a moment to appreciate all of the wonderful people in our lives that we have the pleasure of working with every day. At LCW, we are thankful to do the work that we love within the communities that we love. Our clients are a

This Special Bulletin was written by Ariana Hernandes and Eileen O’Hare-Anderson.

On October 11, 2019, Governor Newsom signed AB 61. This bill expands existing law to allow an employer, co-worker, and employee or teacher of a secondary or postsecondary school to file a petition requesting a court to issue an ex parte gun violence restraining

On Monday morning, August 19, 2019, Governor Newsom signed California Assembly Bill 392, a police use-of-force bill that redefines the circumstances under which the use of lethal force by a peace officer is considered justifiable. The law is intended to encourage law enforcement to increasingly rely on alternative methods such as less-lethal force or de-escalation

Healthcare.jpgThis blog post was authored by Jessica Frier

What is the so-called “individual mandate”?

Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals are required to maintain health insurance coverage, or face a tax penalty unless certain exemptions apply.  The individual mandate applies to all individuals except for the following:

  • Is a member of a recognized religion opposed to