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California Supreme Court Decides Mixed-Motive Discrimination Case

On February 7, 2013, the California Supreme Court decided Harris v. City of Santa Monica, a mixed-motive discrimination case, bringing California in line with federal law.  The case is important to California employers and practitioners because up to now, California … Continue reading

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Spoliation of Evidence – A Cautionary Tale

Be careful about “losing” interview notes.  On August 6, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (the Federal Appellate Circuit that includes Minnesota), issued an interesting case on the topic of “spoliation” of evidence.  The concept of spoliation of evidence has … Continue reading

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Payroll Tax Amnesty: Reclassifying Independent Contractors

At some time, most companies have faced the question of whether a person performing services for the company is an independent contractor or must be treated as an employee. For many years now, the trend by tax authorities has been … Continue reading

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