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Beverly Hills Bar Association Event

One of our Senior Associate Attorneys, Tagore Subramanian, will be speaking at the Beverly Hills Bar Association on July 19th, 2017. He has successfully litigated and favorably resolved class actions on behalf of thousands of employees, as well as cases involving...

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Matern Law Group Rising Stars and Super Lawyers 2017

Matern Law Group, PC is proud to announce three of its attorneys Matthew W. Gordon, Dalia Khalili, and Tagore Subramaniam, have been named to the Rising Stars 2017 list.  Addiitonally, Matthew J. Matern and Launa Adolph were named to the Super Lawyers 2017 list. ...

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I Signed What?!

This post will highlight one of the big surprises often lurking in that paperwork: arbitration agreements.

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Employee Misclassification: A Violation of the NLRA?

Currently, employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors may be liable for violations of the tax code, California Labor Code, and the Federal Labor Standards Act, among others. But there may be an unexpected new addition to the employment plaintiffs’...

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Arbitration, Unconscionability, and Both Supreme Courts

On January 5, 2016 the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Baltazar v. Forever 21 Inc. et al., S208345, which is currently pending for decision. The Plaintiff in Baltazar is a female former employee of Forever 21 who alleged multiple instances of racism...

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In The News: Matern Features On Daily Journal Cover

Managing Attorney, Matthew Matern, featured in a Daily Journal cover story on paystub litigation: Lawyers Warn of Pay Stub Litigation Wave July 6, 2015 - By Matthew Blake, Daily Journal California businesses and their lawyers have perennially fretted about the state's...

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Brinker and Its Impact on California Employment Law

The information on this website and blog does not constitute legal advice.   On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court(2012) 53 Cal. 4th 1004.  The Supreme Court resolved...

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Pantoja v. Anton and Its Impact on “Me-Too” Evidence

The information on this website and blog does not constitute legal advice. The “me-too” evidence doctrine permits a plaintiff to proffer evidence of discrimination, not only against himself or herself, but also against other persons who are similarly situated. In...

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Gallagher vs. Lionsgate, Joss Whedon

GALLAGHER V. LIONSGATE We are formally representing author Peter Gallagher for protection of his work and book against Joss Whedon and Lionsgate, whose movie "Cabin in the Woods" allegedly copies Mr. Gallagher's work. Our client claims Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard...

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