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PRIME V. OLIVEIRA: A RARE BLOW TO ARBITRATION

By | 2019-02-05T15:28:14+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

On January 15, 2019, the US Supreme Court in Prime v. Oliveira issued a unanimous decision that the Federal Arbitration Act’s (FAA) exemption for “contracts of employment” now applies to independent contractors.  Prior case law simply applied this exemption to employees, but now the Supreme Court expanded the exemption to all transportation-type workers, including independent [...]

Four Haeggquist & Eck Attorneys Named California Super Lawyers; Alreen Haeggquist Named to Top 25 Women, Top 50 Attorneys Lists

By | 2019-02-02T16:17:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

We’re thrilled to announce that Haeggquist & Eck attorneys Alreen Haeggquist, Amber Eck, Aaron Olsen, and Jenna Rangel have been selected to the 2019 California Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers statewide are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.    Haeggquist, the [...]

2019 EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

By | 2019-01-23T19:36:39+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Welcome to 2019!  While some of us are struggling through our New Year’s resolutions, the State of California has once again resolved to implement new employment laws.  Here is a list of some of the more notable changes: Another step forward for a living wage This year, the California minimum wage jumped to $11 an [...]

Getting To Know HAE: Meet Robert Prine

By | 2019-01-03T13:03:33+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Happy New Year from All of Us at HAE!!! This week we're highlighting employment law associate Robert Prine. Hometown: San Diego, California Family stats: Just me! But I am fortunate to have both my parents in San Diego. Neighborhood: Golden Hill. Why SD: It has always felt like home. I have not outgrown the city, and I’m not [...]

Education Corporation of America’s abrupt closure of more than 70 campus locations raises questions concerning its obligations to staff and students.

By | 2018-12-07T15:11:15+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

On December 5, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama based Education Corporation of America (“ECA”), operator of scores of for-profit colleges across the United States, abruptly announced that it was ceasing operations at more than 70 of its campus locations in December 2018.  The reasons cited for the closures included falling enrollment, financial concerns and loss of accreditation.  [...]

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HAEGGQUIST & ECK TAPPED TO REPRESENT IMMIGRANT PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN  “ZERO TOLERANCE” FAMILY REUNIFICATION CASES  

By | 2018-10-19T11:46:42+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A team of Haeggquist & Eck attorneys have been appointed local counsel for two groups of immigrant parents and children separated at the Mexican border under the United States government’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, the firm announced today. HAE Managing Partner Alreen Haeggquist and Partner Aaron Olsen are local counsel of record in two of [...]

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CALIFORNIA SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE NATION: WOMEN MUST BE REPRESENTED IN THE CORPORATE BOARDROOM

By | 2018-10-08T21:47:38+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

California has again sent a message that gender inequality will not be tolerated – this time, in the corporate boardroom. Last weekend, Governor Jerry Brown, in one of his last acts as Governor, signed a bill making California the first state in the nation to require publicly-held companies to keep at least one women on [...]

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Life Insurance Companies Caught Overcharging

By | 2018-08-08T10:55:10+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Earlier this year, a federal jury awarded more than $34 million to State Farm policy holders in a class action trial after finding State Farm systemically overcharged its policyholders for 23 years.  (Vogt v. State Farm Life Insurance Co., 16:4170-cv-C-NKL). This is just one, of many, of these types of cases in which insurance companies [...]

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CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST STARBUCKS: NO MORE SHORT-CHANGING EMPLOYEES!

By | 2018-08-03T17:59:57+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

In a much-needed win for employees, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that Starbucks must pay its workers for minutes regularly spent off the clock. Not only is this a win for Starbucks’ employees, but it is a win for all California employees as it is another reminder to employers to pay workers for every [...]

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ALREEN HAEGGQUIST SELECTED TO LEAD LAWYERS CLUB SEX HARASSMENT TASK FORCE 

By | 2018-07-31T11:55:41+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Managing Partner Alreen Haeggquist has been selected to co-chair the Lawyers Club of San Diego's Sexual Harassment Task Force. The initiative, created in response to the national dialogue on sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement, is intended to provide an exploratory forum to determine the larger role of Lawyers Club in the [...]

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