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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

By |2019-08-02T17:25:11-08:00August 3rd, 2018|

ALREEN HAEGGQUIST SELECTED TO LEAD LAWYERS CLUB SEX HARASSMENT TASK FORCE 

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 [...]

By |2018-07-31T11:55:41-08:00July 31st, 2018|

KATHLEEN HERKENHOFF APPOINTED TO PLAINTIFFS’ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN APPLE CONSUMER CLASS ACTION 

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP partner Kathleen Herkenhoff has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee for a massive class action lawsuit against Apple. The case, In re: Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation, focuses on claims that Apple sold [...]

By |2018-07-26T08:30:58-08:00July 26th, 2018|

HAE VERDICT RANKED AMONG TOP 50 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT JURY AWARDS

Last year, HAE partners Alreen Haeggquist and Aaron Olsen secured a $492,000 verdict against Kaiser Permanente on behalf of a former medical assistant the jury found was wrongfully terminated due to her son’s medical condition.  The verdict came on [...]

By |2018-07-23T16:26:28-08:00July 23rd, 2018|

EPIC SYSTEMS CORP. V. LEWIS: THE SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A MAJOR BLOW TO EMPLOYEES

EPIC SYSTEMS CORP. V. LEWIS: THE SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A MAJOR BLOW TO EMPLOYEES Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an uppercut to workers’ rights by approving “class action waivers” in private arbitration clauses. [...]

By |2018-06-14T11:39:51-08:00June 14th, 2018|

THE TIME HAS COME TO MIND THE GAP: RIZO AND THE STATUS OF GENDER PAY INEQUALITY TODAY

On April 10, 2018, the world “celebrated” the 22nd official Equal Pay Day. Sadly, April 10th symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year.[1] Even worse, [...]

By |2018-04-18T20:01:17-08:00April 18th, 2018|

Big Win for Securities Class Action Plaintiffs Seeking to File Class Claims in State Court for Violations of the Securities Act of 1933 — U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Reaffirms State Court Jurisdiction

By Kathleen A. Herkenhoff, Esq. On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Cyan, Inc. et al. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund et al., No. 15-1439 (the “Cyan Opinion”), [...]

By |2018-03-20T19:13:57-08:00March 20th, 2018|